Chat GPT — AI Without a Soul

Craig McWha
3 min readJan 26, 2023
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What is all the fuss about?

Chat GPT has been hitting the news headlines recently. Whilst tech geeks have been aware of the software for a wee while now, it has started to hit the mainstream. Reception has varied between hot and cold, fear and fantastical. But what does the future of Chat GPT hold for us ordinary Joe’s?

It’s a method of cheating for university students

So screamed the quick-to-be-outraged Daily Mail. Hmmm. Well, take a look at this.

I didn’t write this. Chat GPT did. Clever stuff, huh? Well, yes. But have you ever read anything as soulless in your life (Justin Beiber song lyrics excluded, for reasons of fairness.)

It may well be able to decipher the correct answer to multi-guess questions, but I’d argue that the nuance isn’t quite there yet to write an essay that will pass the scrutiny of a well-educated human eye/brain interface.

It can write music lyrics



Craig McWha

Former rough sleeper, UK RAF veteran, graduate. Interested in society and social issues. A growing interest in tech stuff and Cyber Security.