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What does Artificial Intelligence think about Groundhog Day?

Artificial Intelligence applications are all the rage these days. Apps like ChatGPT can write essays about any topic with stunning accuracy despite its inability to distinguish between fact and fiction with 100% accuracy.

So, just for kicks, we asked it to tell us about Groundhog Day. Here is the ChatGPT response, quoted verbatim.

“Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are not meteorologists and are not scientifically proven to make accurate weather forecasts. The idea that a groundhog can predict the weather by whether or not it sees its shadow on Groundhog Day (February 2nd) is a folklore tradition. In reality, the accuracy of the groundhog’s forecast is based on chance and is estimated to be around 37% accurate. This means that it is likely to be wrong more often than right. However, it is not a scientific method, but more of a fun tradition, where people look forward to the prediction of Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day.”—ChatGPT

It couldn’t be said any better!

The weather will be a bit chilly in Salisbury today with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures reaching the low to mid 40’s.

Friday will feel rather frigid with windy conditions, sunny skies, and highs in the low 30’s. The cold air really arrives Friday night when lows will dip into the teens for the first time in a long time.


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