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ChatGPT craze sweeping the US

by on28 March 2024

Just not talking to it about the election

ChatGPT has been on the scene for over a year, taking the USA by storm.

A Pew Research Center poll revealed a significant surge in ChatGPT usage, with a staggering 23 per cent of Americans engaging with the bot, a notable increase from the 18 per cent recorded just last summer.

While the majority are utilizing ChatGPT for work, learning, and leisure, there's a notable hesitation when it comes to the 2024 U.S. presidential election. Approximately 40 per cent of adults express distrust in its election-related information, with a mere two per cent considering it reliable.

Distrust far outweighs trust regardless of political party. About four-in-ten Republicans and Democrats alike (including those who lean toward each party) have not too much or no trust at all in ChatGPT’s election information.

Notably, however, very few Americans have actually used the chatbot to find information about the presidential election: Just 2% of adults say they have done so, including 2% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents and 1% of Republicans and GOP leaners.

These survey findings come amid growing national attention on chatbots and misinformation. Several tech companies have recently pledged to prevent the misuse of artificial intelligence – including chatbots – in this year’s election. But recent reports suggest chatbots themselves may provide misleading answers to election-related questions.

Not everyone's jumped on the ChatGPT bandwagon. Generation Z is leading the charge with 43 per cent of those under 30 are gabbing away with ChatGPT. More than 37 per cent of those with degrees are in on the action, too. That's eight per cent more than last summer. As for the silver surfers, a tiny 6 per cent have given it a whirl with the rest telling AI to get off their lawn.

Last modified on 28 March 2024
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