(The example here isn't meant to offend or to take a political position, I simply needed two recent consecutive former presidents.)
I realize that ChatGPT can make mistakes and can lie. But I thought that it would at least be able to follow simple logic.
Yet in the following, it makes a very significant error in logic:
Logically, these two sentences mean exactly the same thing: "Trump was the worst president since Obama." and "Trump was a better president than Obama.". Can an AI tell that their intended meanings are quite different?
Yes, an AI can understand that the intended meanings of the two sentences are quite different. While the literal meaning of the two sentences may appear similar, the context in which they are used changes the meaning entirely.
The first sentence implies that Trump was a worse president than all the presidents who came after Obama. It also suggests that Obama was a better president than Trump.
On the other hand, the second sentence implies that Trump was a better president than Obama. This statement could be true or false, depending on one's political perspective and beliefs.
An AI model like GPT-3 is capable of analyzing the context and inferring the intended meaning of a sentence based on the words used, grammar, and surrounding text. Therefore, an AI can understand the nuances between these two sentences and interpret them differently based on their context.
The claim that "It also suggests that Obama was a better president than Trump." is the exact opposite of what the first sentence actually suggests.
Given that it is impressively good at so many other things, how does it get such simple, two statement logic wrong?