People on the internet are asking OpenAI’s ChatGPT to do all sorts of things so we thought it might be a good idea to jump on the bandwagon and ask it questions about how well it knows it’s own foundations: data. Being a data analytics consultancy based in Nepal, we also thought it might be a good idea to ask it some specific questions about the industry in our home country.
Our first few questions were a way to figure out how much the model knew about the data-industry in Nepal. If it had some information, we could dive deeper with our prompts and if not, perhaps be more general. Here’s our first question:
While the model doesn’t seem to know much, we human’s could learn a valuable life lesson from this response: it’s OK to say you don’t have enough information to answer a question rather than bull****.
Anyway, since there isn’t much background for the model to work with, we next asked a more general question next…
We didn’t expect much but this response is interesting because while the first couple of paragraphs are very generic, the last paragraph shows that the model has some understanding about Nepal’s status as a developing country.
With the first few questions, it became clear to us that the model cannot give us good responses when it comes to data analytics in Nepal so we turned to asking it about some questions we often get from potential clients.
Wow! all 5 points are absolutely spot-on. In our opinion, Data literacy is the biggest problem when it comes to Nepal because without understanding why you need data, you won’t collect data. Without data, what’s the need to ensure it’s quality, or understand its bias or implement security requirements? But this begs the question, is having data enough?
This is precisely what we preach: data is of no use unless it leads to decisions. Don’t believe us, then believe the model! Now, being the loss-aversive human that we are, you might ask: What’s the cost if I don’t make data-driven decisions? What am I set to lose?
These are pretty scary prospects, aren’t they? Can we help you avoid these prospects?
ChatGPT won’t recommend us but some of our clients do. We’ll settle for that. And for you, we have a beautiful poem to leave you with.