ChatGPT chatbot may “kill” Google and Wikipedia, replace Siri, Google Assistant and, at the same time, knowledge workers such as copywriters, translators and programmers. We couldn’t pass this OpenAI creation up and, for the sake of the experiment, we asked it a few questions.
The chatbot carried out Wikipedia functions well:
Colobridge: What is a data center?
ChatGPT: A data center is a physical facility that organizations use to house their critical applications and data. It typically includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression), various security devices, and various storage and networking equipment. Data centers are used to store, process, and manage large amounts of data, as well as to run applications and services that support an organization’s operations.
We checked how good ChatGPT is at “being Google”, which knows everything about everyone. ChatGPT did not mention one of the data centres where our facilities are located (Telehouse), but it made up for it in the last suggestion:
Colobridge: What are the best data centers in Germany?
ChatGPT: Some of the best data centers in Germany are:
- Interxion: They have multiple data centers in Germany and are known for their high level of security and reliability.
- DE-CIX Frankfurt: One of the largest internet exchange points in the world, known for its high network density and advanced network infrastructure.
- Digital Realty: A leading provider of data center solutions, with a large presence in Germany and a strong focus on energy efficiency.
- Equinix: A leading global data center provider with multiple facilities in Germany, offering a range of services including colocation and cloud connectivity.
- Vodafone: A multinational telecommunications company with a large presence in Germany, offering data center services as well as network and cloud solutions.
These are just a few examples of the top data centers in Germany. There are many others that are also well-regarded in the industry.
What about where Frankfurt stands in the global data centre market?
Colobridge: What is the place of Frankfurt in the development of data centers?
ChatGPT: Frankfurt is a major hub for data centers in Europe. The city is home to several large data center providers and has favorable conditions for hosting data centers, such as a reliable power supply, good connectivity, and favorable regulations. Additionally, its central location within Europe makes it an ideal place for companies looking to serve customers across the continent. This has led to Frankfurt becoming one of the most important data center markets in Europe, with a high concentration of facilities serving a wide range of industries.
It is quite curious what ChatGPT knows about our company. It turned out to be quite promotional, without specifics, but ChatGPT is aware of where our data centres in Frankfurt are located and the main services our company provides.
Colobridge: What about Colobridge?
ChatGPT: ColoBridge is a data center and hosting provider that offers a range of services, including hosting, dedicated servers, and colocation services. They have a presence in several locations in Germany, including Frankfurt, and are known for their high-perfomance network and secure data centers.
Like any hosting provider, the suitability of ColoBridge for your specific needs will depend on a number of factors, such as your budget, the type of hosting you require, and your specific requirements for security, performance, and support. It’s always a good idea to do your research, compare prices and features, and read customer reviews before making a final decision.
Let’s check if ChatGPT is well-versed in cloud technologies. The chatbot clearly gave the gist of this issue, and its explanation could well have been a part of a conversation between a manager and a client:
Colobridge: Is it safe to store data in the cloud?
ChatGPT: Cloud storage can be safe if the right security measures are in place, but like any other data storage solution, it is not completely immune to security threats. It is important to choose a reputable cloud provider with a strong track record of security and data protection, and to ensure that the data is stored and transmitted securely.
Security measures that can be used to protect data stored in the cloud include encryption, secure authentication protocols, and regular backups. Additionally, it is important to have a disaster recovery plan in place in case of a data breach or other security incident.
In general, cloud storage is considered to be as safe or safer than other data storage solutions, due to the advanced security measures that are employed by leading cloud providers. However, it is always important to assess the specific security needs of an organization and to choose a cloud solution that meets those needs.
What about self-assessment of ChatGPT itself? We also checked this:
Colobridge: Is artificial intelligence smarter than humans?
ChatGPT: No, AI is not inherently smarter than humans. AI can perform certain tasks, such as calculations or pattern recognition, faster and more accurately than humans. However, AI lacks common sense, intuition, creativity, and the ability to understand complex emotions and social dynamics, which are uniquely human abilities. Additionally, AI is only as smart as the data it’s trained on and the algorithms it uses, and it can only perform tasks that it was specifically designed for.
ChatGPT was only launched a few months ago, but it has already been criticized because of factual inaccuracies in the answers it provides. Moreover, it has even been banned in New York public schools. Do you think it really poses a threat or can it be tamed and used for good like many other technologies?