Feb 26 2023
Wrong things ChatGPT says about me
What ChatGPT says about me is generally flattering but inaccurate and inconsistent. Ask multiple times and you get different wrong answers. I find it disturbing that it credits me for things I didn’t do. It also omits some I have done, which makes me wonder to whom ChatGPT attributes them. Here are a few mistakes I found in four successive versions:
- “Baudin is the author of several books […], including […] Lean Work Design.” Sorry, I never wrote a book called “Lean Work Design.” Instead, I wrote Introduction to Manufacturing (2022), Working with Machines (2007), Lean Logistics (2005), Lean Assembly (2002), and Manufacturing Systems Analysis (1990).
- “He has over 30 years of experience…” 42 years is the number.
- “Baudin began his career at Hewlett-Packard…” Nope. I started out at Fairchild. Years later, Hewlett-Packard was a consulting client, but I never was an employee.
- “his own consulting firm, Baudin Associates.” Wrong. I never had a firm by that name. It was MMTI, and then The Takt Times Group.
- “He has also served as a professor of Lean manufacturing at the California State University, Chico.” I have never set foot in Chico. I have taught extension courses at UC Berkeley, the University of Dayton, the Hong Kong Productivity Council, and the University of Buckingham, but not Chico State.
- “Baudin has taught courses […] at several universities, including […] MIT, and Stanford…” No, I never did.
- “He is currently a professor at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in France.” No.
- “Baudin is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris.” No, it’s Mines-ParisTech, not Centrale.
- “He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.” I don’t have a Ph.D.
- “He has worked as a researcher at several institutions, including the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks.” I never worked at either of these places. I did research early in my career, at the Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin, Germany, Mines-ParisTech in Fontainebleau, France, and the University of Tokyo, Japan.
- “Baudin has also served as a consultant for a variety of companies, including Toyota, Ford,…” No. I never did any work for either. In the auto industry, I did some work for Honda, Renault, and GM, but neither Toyota nor Ford.
In other words, #ChatGPT is looser with facts than any journalist I have ever read.
Shahrukh A Irani
February 26, 2023 @ 11:31 am
Your experiences are similar to mine. I would replace the “chat” in chatGPT with “cp” because it has never given me a satisfactory answer when I KNEW the answer. Which made me cringe at anything it told me on a topic on which I knew little. For example, I asked it for a summary of John Kotter’s book on CHANGE MANAGEMENT. Okay, so it summarized one or more chapters from the book that were, well, summaries. There was no insight or critique or opinion — I urge you to avoid cpGPT
February 26, 2023 @ 2:31 pm
I put back all your above article in the ChatGPT.
Here is this answer I received from ChatGPT:
I apologize for the inaccuracies in my previous response. Based on the information you provided, Michel Baudin is not the author of “Lean Work Design” and he did not start his career at Hewlett-Packard. He has over 42 years of experience and began his career at Fairchild. He did not have a consulting firm called Baudin Associates, but rather worked for MMTI and The Takt Times Group. He has not taught at California State University, Chico, MIT, or Stanford, but has taught extension courses at UC Berkeley, the University of Dayton, the Hong Kong Productivity Council, and the University of Buckingham. He is not currently a professor at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in France, and is a graduate of Mines-ParisTech, not Ecole Centrale Paris. He also does not hold a Ph.D. and did not work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory or the French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks. He did research early in his career at the Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin, Germany, Mines-ParisTech in Fontainebleau, France, and the University of Tokyo, Japan. Finally, he did not work as a consultant for Toyota or Ford, but did work for Honda, Renault, and GM in the auto industry.
February 26, 2023 @ 4:29 pm
LOL. What this says is that ChatGPT fails the Turing test, as this response is clearly not from a human. It acts like a glorified version of ELIZA, a program from the 1960s that could chat with a human user and (briefly) pass for a psychiatrist by responding to everything you told it with a question. ChatGPT has more data to work with but doesn’t sound much smarter.
February 26, 2023 @ 2:36 pm
One of Michel’s finest qualities is his action to refute any false attributions made to him.
February 27, 2023 @ 2:13 am
ChatGPT is not mature enough to do serious research on anything, but it still yields interesting results that the user may not have thought about (e.g. searching for a specific sensor type).
Humans are not yet obsolete, still need to sort through the results and not take anything for face value.
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