ChatGPT as a Copilot - Discovering the history of racing and motorcycle technology with artificial intelligence
In the previous article 'ChatGPT as Copilot – Motorcycle Trip Planning with the Support of Artificial Intelligence', we explored the potential of ChatGPT in motorcycle trip planning. Now, we are broadening our perspective and exploring how the system can provide insights into the history of racing and technology. This article will take you into the world of motorsport origins, legendary personalities, and technological innovations.
What is ChatGPT and how can I use it?
ChatGPT, a versatile AI tool by OpenAI that we have already introduced in the first article, is accessible at chat.openai.com. It not only allows insights into the world of motorsport but also enables the discovery of hidden stories and technical details of racing. By simply entering your questions, you can dive deep into the fascinating history of motorsport.
"Risks and Side Effects"
As discussed in the first part of our series, it is important to critically examine the responses from ChatGPT. Despite its advanced capabilities, ChatGPT's knowledge is based on data up to the year 2022 and should therefore be supplemented with trustworthy sources. Be careful not to disclose any sensitive personal information to ensure the security of your data.
Ways to Discover Racing and Technology History
To demonstrate the versatility of ChatGPT in discovering the captivating world of off-road motorcycling, we will take a look at some example queries you can pose to the system.
These examples are meant to inspire you and serve as a starting point for your own explorations. They show how ChatGPT can be used to delve deeper into the history and technical evolution of off-road motorcycling:
- How did the origins of off-road motorcycling evolve into today's MX and Enduro disciplines?
- What are the most important moments in the history of motocross and why are they significant?
- Who are the most influential Enduro riders in history and what makes them so significant?
- Tell me about the most famous motocross tracks worldwide and their historical development.
- How has freestyle motocross evolved?
- What role did off-road motorcycles have in wars/military and what intersections to the sport exist?
- How has the role of women in motocross changed over time?
- How has motocross influenced pop culture?
- How have sponsors and advertising shaped the history of motocross?
- What are the key moments in the historical development of Enduro motorcycles?
- How have the engines of Enduro and motocross motorcycles evolved over the decades?
- How has the technology of suspension and damping in off-road motorcycles developed over time?
- To what extent has the Enduro sport influenced motorcycle design and technology?
- Explain the historical development of electronics in off-road motorcycles.
- How has the design of exhaust systems in off-road motorcycle racing evolved?
- Describe the evolution of motorcycle clothing and equipment in off-road sports.
- What impact have motocross and Enduro had on the motorcycle industry?
- Describe the historical development of tires in the Enduro sport and their impact on performance.
Here are a few selected prompts and the system's responses:
Alternatives to ChatGPT
ChatGPT version 3.5 was released in fall 2022, and the system is continuously optimized. However, it still has some weaknesses. The following alternatives can be considered:
- Hugging Chat (free): An open-source alternative based on the European AI model Mixtral. The quality of the responses is usually at a high level. The website can be used without registration as a guest: https://huggingface.co/chat
- Google Bard (free): Google has also released an AI. The model answers in detail with good to medium quality. It sometimes loses the thread with follow-up questions. https://bard.google.com/chat
- ChatGPT Plus (currently 20 USD/month): The paid version of ChatGPT offers access to ChatGPT version 4, with a significant improvement in terms of the quality of responses, length of texts, and consistency. Information about ChatGPT Plus can be found here: ChatGPT Plus
- Copilot by Microsoft (free): The underlying system can also perform internet searches and partially uses GPT 4 from OpenAI to generate answers. Especially in creative mode, the answers can be convincing. The Copilot app is available for Android and iOS, or it can be used via the browser on the desktop: https://copilot.microsoft.com
If the system does not produce the desired answers, you can also try the following methods and prompts:
- "Create a list of …"
- "… Proceed step by step in your answer"
- "How can I …"
- "What alternatives are there?"
- "What would … recommend?" (takes the perspective of another person/role)
- "Answer briefly / in detail"
- "Please explain the procedure."
- "Please explain that in more detail."
Depending on the question, it can also be useful to provide examples of the desired answer. The system only outputs a certain amount of characters per request. If the output breaks off in the middle, you can prompt "continue" to have the text continued.
Also note that ChatGPT can lose track of long discussions and forget parts of the original topic. To prevent this, you can repeat or summarize important information or questions.
Conclusion and Outlook
With its ability to unlock complex historical and technological topics, ChatGPT can act as a catalyst for your knowledge and passion for motorsport.
Look forward to more exciting articles in our series "ChatGPT as Copilot", where we continue to explore the potentials of this technology and show you how to make the best use of it.
Happy exploring! 😉
Author: Christoph Jadanowski / endurocult.de
Published date: 2024-01-31
This article also appeared on enduro.de