We Asked ChatGPT Which Fast Food Restaurant Has The Best Burger And Here's What It Said

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You've probably heard about ChatGPT, OpenAI's artificial intelligence chatbot. For those who haven't, this chatbot can respond to prompts and queries in a conversational manner that mimics the patterns of human speech. Following its release, the conversation surrounding ChatGPT has included everything from typical concerns and anxieties over new AI language model technology making certain jobs obsolete to speculations of a dystopian nightmare scenario resulting from ChatGPT gaining sentience.

Science fiction aside, ChatGPT's ability to replicate documents like passable term papers has raised some eyebrows in the educational sector. New York City schools have even blocked the tool from school networks and devices. Among other things, you can ask ChatGPT to generate a research paper on a specific topic or write songs or poems in a particular style. You can even request help with writing an email.

The chatbot is currently free for anyone to use through its online webpage, so we decided to test out its culinary knowledge by asking ChatGPT which fast food restaurant has the best burger. Here's what it said. 

Never a critic

ChatGPT's response to our query was, frankly, a little boring and generalized. The chatbot first clarified that, as an AI language model, it doesn't have "personal preferences or opinions." It then droned on with some broad statement about how the "best burger is subjective and can vary based on individual tastes and preferences." This is certainly true, but the answer itself is in no way exceptional or profound.

Lastly, ChatGPT went on to specifically cite some examples of fast food chains that are known for their burgers, such as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Five Guys, and In-N-Out Burger – just in case you want to get out there and do some taste testing for yourself. After all, ChatGPT doesn't have taste buds, although it does have the ability to crank out poems about hamburgers that reflect different literary movements and authorial styles, just not always in a completely accurate fashion.

Regarding any fears about ChatGPT taking our jobs, we're not concerned. Due to its inability to express an opinion, ChatGPT isn't likely to replace food critics or writers anytime soon. If all a bot can do is name places where people can buy a good burger, it's not really helping anyone narrow down their dining decisions or discover 2023's emerging food trends