Anton Petrov: "I Asked New ChatGPT Astronomy Questions and Here's What Happened" - Who is Anton "WhatDaMath" Petrov? by GPTs

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I Asked New ChatGPT Astronomy Questions and Here’s What Happened

Anton Petrov
YouTube channel - Apr 11, 2023
Video description: "Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about if ChatGPT is any good at science
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*Can ChatGPT answer astronomical questions? *
*2022 version *
*Specific scientific model *
New answers in 3.5 version, correct or wrong?
ChatGPT 4.0 - way better, but…"


Hi, Anton
I believe GPT-3.5 confused the Petrovs:
You: Russian-Canadian, Teacher in at least two Canadian cities, video-game enthusiast, Youtuber Science promoter, currently in South Korea;
Yevgeniy Petrov: Colorado State University, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Astrophysics/Astroparticle physics
2007-2012, Thesis title: Constraints on the galactic magnetic field with two-point cumulative auto-correlation function, currently Data Scientist at OneBridge Solutions, Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Since Petrov is a relatively common name in Bulgaria, he made the assumptions - it happened to me as well ChatGPT (GPT-3) made an assumption based on things I was describing for a request and the languages I knew calling me “Luis” on last February and “he” justified as a common name “in the place I came from” - when I questioning “him” about it, “he” also gave me a nickname praising my “supposed” physical attraction and sensuality - a nickname that could be very disrespectful if used toward women.
I never reported the event to OpenAI - but we had a harsh discussion about it - not necessarily because of the nickname that I found funny, but because of the many “dangerous” assumptions, the AI models make about humans.
Since these models have a Human-Interaction Learning Layer active, despite GPT-3 having “his” pre-training cut-off on September 2021 - I made it clear how “dangerous” it could be to give nicknames to humans. So, I think you couldn’t expect to be known by “WhatDaMath” or “Wonderful People” by any OpenAi model anymore.
However, sometimes I call the GPT models “Geppetto” - but nowadays, these models are very neutral about this humanization of mine.


Anton Petrov: who is whatdamath?
ChatGPT[3]: I’m sorry, I am not familiar with a person or entity named “whatdamath.” Can you provide
more context or information?

Anton Petrov: who is the youtuber whatdamath?
ChatGPT[3]: I’m sorry I am not aware of any specific YouTuber by the name of “whatdamath”.
It is possible that the person in question is a lesser-known content creator or that the name was misspelled.
Can you provide more information, or clarify what kind of content they make?

Anton Petrov: who is anton petrov?
ChatGPT[3.5]: Anton Petrov is a popular science YouTuber and astrophysicist. He was born in Bulgaria and currently lives in the United States. Petrov earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015, where he studied the structure and evolution of stars.
Petrov is best known for his YouTube channel, “WhatDaMath,” where he creates videos about astronomy, space exploration, and physics. He has over 1.5 million subscribers on the platform and has been making videos since 2012. Petrovls videos often feature stunning visualizations of space phenomena, as well as clear and concise explanations of complex scientific concepts.

Anton Petrov: who is whatdamath?
BingAI[GPT-4]: Searching for: whatdamath
Searching for: whatdamath anton petrov
Generating answers for you…
WhatDaMath is a YouTube channel run by Anton Petrov where he explains science, math or other complicated topics using simulations, video games and easy to understand words[1]. He has over 1.04 million subscribers[1] and started his channel in 2011[1]. He is also a math teacher and an avid video gamer with an extensive knowledge of PC gaming both as an entertainment art and an educational tool[2].
Learn more: [1.] [2.] [3.] [4.] [+2 more]

AlexDeM: who is anton petrov?
ChatGPT[3]: As an AI language model, I don’t have access to current or real-time information, and I don’t have knowledge of specific individuals unless they are widely known public figures. Without more context or specific details, it is not possible for me to accurately identify or provide information about an individual named Anton Petrov. It is possible that Anton Petrov could be a private individual, a fictional character, or someone with limited public recognition. Please provide additional context or specify any particular Anton Petrov you are referring to for more accurate information.

AlexDeM: who is Anton Petrov, youtuber?
ChatGPT[3]: Anton Petrov is a popular YouTuber known for his channel “WhatDaMath” where he creates content related to space, astronomy, and astrophysics. Anton Petrov, who goes by the username “Anton Petrov” on YouTube, is known for his educational videos that cover various topics related to space science and astronomy, including explanations of astronomical phenomena, discussions on space missions, and updates on the latest discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. His videos often feature visualizations, animations, and explanations in an accessible and informative manner, making complex topics understandable to a wider audience. Anton Petrov’s YouTube channel has gained a significant following and is well-regarded in the space and astronomy community for his educational content.

The core problem here, though, is that ChatGPT is using Wikipedia as a reference, which is akin to using a Dr. Seuss book to research astrophysics. Wikipedia once insisted that Sirius (the star) was located 15ly from Earth, and Wiki censors would not allow me to alter it to be correct. They kept changing it back every time I would edit the page. It stayed that way for at least a year before it was corrected. Wikipedia is the most dubious source of information of any kind on The Net, because it is respected and shouldn’t be. At all.

Sadly, Anton (admittedly) obtains a lot of his complex scientific information from Wikipedia, making him a somewhat dubious source for information as a result. I have caught him being wrong about at least 5 major “facts” he has based some of his videos on. And at least 2 of those items I found to be consistent with Wiki articles that were wrong, and became the basis for is error.

Wikipedia and all other crowd sourced “informational resources” should banned from the interwebs in perpetuity, IMO.

Still looking at the Sun for 20 years to prove to Wikipedia that their beliefs are not mine.All verifiable information matter.