I think an AI response to queries here in Community would be great.
I believe an AI response could be misleading for queries on family search because family matters involve deeply personal and emotional aspects of our lives. AI lacks the ability to understand the intricacies of individual family dynamics, feelings, and personal experiences. Relying solely on AI for family-related queries might lead to inaccurate or impersonal responses, which can be insensitive and unhelpful in such sensitive situations.
Family search often involves matters like tracing genealogy, connecting with relatives, or delving into personal histories. These matters require a level of empathy, understanding, and human connection that AI cannot provide. AI responses might not consider the emotional impact of certain information or be sensitive to the privacy concerns that arise when discussing family-related topics.
On the other hand, an AI response would be great for queries on academics because it is a reliable source of instant information on various academic subjects. AI language models have been trained on vast amounts of educational content, research papers, and textbooks. They can offer well-researched and accurate answers to academic questions, which can aid in learning, understanding complex concepts, and expanding knowledge.
In the academic realm, objective and factual information is crucial, and AI's impartiality ensures that responses are based solely on data and algorithms. This makes AI an excellent tool to complement academic studies, research, and exploration of various subjects.
an AI response ... is a reliable source of instant information on various academic subjects.
In the short term - if it's reliable, then where are the untruths in some AI responses coming from, responses which have blatantly false citations? AI may be learning how to create citations but in some circumstances, it doesn't appear to understand that the citation isn't a work of art.
In the long term - I'm hugely doubtful that academic subjects provide a model for genealogical research. Not least because of all the genealogical studies out there that have been challenged over the years.
Then again, I didn't think that IT could read the handwriting on censuses...
Here are two very interesting presentations on programs like ChatGPT and Genealogy:
The most intriguing points in the second video are that ChatGPT and such are not search engines and are not fact checkers and should not be used as such.