I'm sure many of you have heard about ChatGPT, the AI that can respond to what you input.
I was just messing around and asked it to review a Tudor Black Bay 58, posted the response above.
(the response was generated in less than one minute)
Got the movement wrong though?
That probably comes from not having realised that the first black bay is in fact not the black bay 58. These types of nuances that we pick up naturally are almost impossible for a machine to pick up "by itself". It's unfortunately nothing that will be an easy fix and simply a matter of time, in my semi-professional opinion 😉 math can be a b!tch...
The unfortunate thing here is that I may take a person with prior knowledge of the product to pick up that error. I’m guessing “AI” will be used for a lot of product descriptions and fake reviews. I could see sellers spamming Amazon with AI reviews to make their product look like it’s a popular quality item regardless of the truth. Other than tricking people or cheating on homework, I’m having trouble figuring out a good use for this type of software.
Isn't there enough artificial intelligence in the watch world already?
The first generation 58 had an off-the-shelf 2824 on it, so it's not too far off. A far cry from the Kinessi movement.
The first black bay or the first 58?
I think just the Black Bay. The in house must've been introduced with the 58.
It’s pretty easy to trick an AI if you know how it works. I doubt they will be doing homework reliably. There is plenty of research on that as well. They have big trouble with discontinuities or nuances, which is to be expected from a neural net or similar.
We can do plenty of stuff, good and complex stuff with that tech but it usually is purpose built. Like a brick. A brick is great a being a building block for a wall but useless for anything else. So it excels at one job but nothing more. A watch review AI could help you rank watches based on spec, find alternatives for a Rolex you can’t get/afford etc. but it would have to be built for that… and that ain’t happening because the market is too small.
I see it as being useful for disseminating bulk specifications and spitting it out onto a spreadsheet.
From what I understand it's more just compiling stuff from its database into something that appears reasonably coherent - but it's probably all just snippets of text from actual human reviews and forums. It has no understanding of the material.
To me it seems like the chat bot is just regurgitating information that is already available on the web, from various other reviews and tech sheets. Probably the most impressive thing here is how it turns all the information into coherent paragraphs, although having any prolonged and nuanced discussions about watches is still well out of reach at the moment.
Watching 2001: A Space Odyssey the other night makes me wonder that both a wrist watch and ChatGPT are both tools somewhere between a bone and HAL?
Folks, we should keep in mind that ChatGPT is operating on a small data set. It currently does not have access to the internet. That likely limits is ability to search out latest information. So what likely happened is that the data set only included mention of Tudor using ETA based movements. I speculate that with search capability, it would have found the info on Tudor's in-house caliber.
The other point is that you have to keep refining your requests and teaching it how to respond. I tried correcting it on a fact, and it responded by learning and keeping that in mind for all subsequent chats on that thread.
I'm reading that GPT-4 is really powerful. Hopefully, they release it soon and we can give it a test run.
I asked it to write a song about the Omega moon watch in the style of Taylor Swift. Here's what it produced. Not great, but impressive for a language processing model. I'm pretty sure this is original, cuz I can't imagine Taylor Swift writing this song:
Verse 1: I was just a little girl, dreaming of the stars But then I saw it, shining bright on TV The Omega Speedmaster, on the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin A symbol of humanity's endless pursuit
Chorus: Oh, the Omega Speedmaster moon watch A piece of history that will never fade A testament to courage and innovation A true cultural icon
Verse 2: I fell in love with its sleek design The precision and accuracy that it held within I had to have it, I just had to own The watch that conquered space, and the moon it roamed
Bridge: It's been on wrists of astronauts and presidents Celebrities and every day men and women It's a symbol of strength and determination A reminder to always reach for the moon
I'm sure this AI can pass the Turing test but what it output was the blandest review possible. If the reviewer was a human it would be one of those that can put you asleep just by telling you their name.
More like a boring ad unfortunately.
Still impressive what AI can do, though.
To me it seems like the chat bot is just regurgitating information that is already available on the web, from various other reviews and tech sheets.
That's true for many reviews to be fair to the chat bot though 😄 but you're not wrong. Piecing it together I to human readable form is indeed the accomplishment here. That's what it does well.
Nuances are very problematic, they are probably the linguistic equivalent of discontinuities in math tiny change in a sentence resulting in a significant change of what it means