Do not even try to use Chat-GPT for research...

Geir

Emperor Mongoose
I was lazy this morning and since a big room full of computers requiring megawatts of power seemed like any easier choice to operate than a coffee-surfeit brain requiring 30 watts, I tried my "limited use" (whatever that means), Chat-GPT4 offer. The room full of computers running a sophisticated random word generator is in red:

who are the still-living moonwalkers?


As of my last update in June 2023, the only living astronaut who has walked on the Moon is:

  • Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17)
Please note that this information might change over time. For the most current updates, checking the latest news or reliable sources is recommended.



is Buzz Aldrin still alive?


Yes, as of my last update in June 2023, Buzz Aldrin is still alive. He was the second person to walk on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.



Then your first answer was obliviously wrong


You are correct. I apologize for the oversight. Buzz Aldrin is indeed still alive, making the list of living moonwalkers:

  1. Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11)
  2. Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17)
Thank you for pointing that out.



David Scott is also still alive. You are not very good at gathering this information.


I apologize for the previous errors. Here is the corrected list of still-living astronauts who have walked on the Moon as of June 2023:

  1. Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11)
  2. David Scott (Apollo 15)
  3. Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17)
Thank you for your patience and corrections.



What about Charles Duke?


You are right. Charles Duke is also still alive. The updated list of still-living astronauts who have walked on the Moon includes:

  1. Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11)
  2. David Scott (Apollo 15)
  3. Charles Duke (Apollo 16)
  4. Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17)
Thank you for your patience.

So yeah, it would have been faster to manually look this up. At least it it politely ignorant.
 
The poor thing is probably confused by all the conspiracy theories online that no man has walked on the moon.
 
Well, I'm kind of a Luddite anyway. I'd prefer to just search with my own keywords. Every time I've tried to use AI search functions in the past they've been wildly inaccurate.

I suppose this is rather like using online search engines back in the dawn of the internet. Older folks had a hard time being separated from their hard copy references because there was [and still is] a larger amount of bullshit on the 'net than there was real facts. In the ensuing 40 years we've all learned to vet websites and other information sources so the net works better than was originally conceived.

I suppose the law will catch up with AI some point to protect users from misuse eventually... But it'll probably be after my lifetime. I'm just gonna go over here and watch reruns of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on my BetaMax now :)
 
I suppose the law will catch up with AI some point to protect users from misuse eventually... But it'll probably be after my lifetime. I'm just gonna go over here and watch reruns of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on my BetaMax now :)

Just get yourself frozen in your shuttle, when you wake back up it'll be all caught up with AI.
 
Just get yourself frozen in your shuttle, when you wake back up it'll be all caught up with AI.
Hey, if Erin Grey was waiting for me at the end of the ride.... :)
 

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