‘The Philippines’ by ChatGPT

OpenAI is a US-based company that China and other states hostile to the West will soon catch up with

Below is a full text that was written by ChatGPT, a programming language from OpenAI which was my column’s topic last week. I was able to open a chat session with it and asked if it could “write an article about the Philippines.”

This is what ChatGPT wrote:

“The Philippines is an archipelago nation located in Southeast Asia, consisting of over 7,000 islands. The country is known for its diverse culture, beautiful beaches, and delicious cuisine. One of the most notable aspects of Philippine culture is the strong influence of the indigenous animist beliefs, Spanish colonialism, and American occupation.

These influences are reflected in the country’s traditional festivals, such as the Ati-Atihan, a colorful and lively festival celebrating the indigenous Ati people, and the Sinulog, a grand religious and cultural celebration in honor of the Santo Niño.

The Philippines is also known for its beautiful beaches and clear waters, which attract millions of tourists each year. The most famous tourist destination is Boracay, a small island located in the Western Visayas region, known for its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Other popular beach destinations include Palawan, which is home to the famous Underground River, and Siargao, which is known as the surfing capital of the Philippines.

Food is another important aspect of Filipino culture, which has been heavily influenced by the country’s history of trade and colonization. The most famous Filipino dish is probably adobo, a meat or seafood dish cooked in a vinegar-soy sauce marinade.

Other popular dishes include sinigang, a sour soup made with tamarind, and lechon, a whole roasted pig. The Philippines is also known for its biodiversity, being one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries. Its rainforests and coral reefs are habitat to an abundance of flora and fauna, some of which can only be found in the country.

Additionally, the Philippines has a rich marine biodiversity, with over 2,000 species of fish and 400 species of coral. In recent years, the Philippines has experienced strong economic growth, becoming one of the fastest-growing economies in the region. However, the country still faces challenges such as poverty, corruption, and political instability.

Overall, the Philippines is a country with a rich history and culture, beautiful natural landscapes, and delicious food. It is a place that offers something for everyone, from tourists to business travelers, and from nature lovers to history buffs.”

This simple article with perfect grammar and syntaxes must have probably been pre-written but if a six-year-old with an assignment is knowledgeable (and I’m sure most are at this age), they can just request ChatGPT to come up with an article and re-write a few parts (or even not).

The evolution of language may also be the evolution of plagiarism. I would, however, see it as the development of precision and accuracy in programming languages.

OpenAI is a US-based company that China and other states hostile to the West will soon catch up with, which brings us to a dilemma in the age of artificial intelligence, artificial general intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, and down to the present status of social media.

How will people and machines learn the truth?


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