In less than four months, ChatGPT has become the most popular AI innovation of our time. ChatGPT took the internet by storm last year, as the dialogue-based AI chatbot crossed a million users within a mere five days of its launch. Within just two months of its launch, the OpenAI generative AI chatbot had more than 100 million monthly users.
Since its launch on November 30, ChatGPT has impressed millions of people around the world with its ability to write computer code, poems, songs, and entire movie plots, and even pass a law, the Wharton MBA, and medical exams. While ChatGPT enables you to have human-like conversations and much more, one thing that is not known for is predicting the stock market.
That hasn't stopped curious ChatGPT users from putting the popular chatbot's knowledge of the stock market to the test. That was exactly what Markets Insider writer Matthew Fox did in February when he reportedly asked a jailbroken version of ChatGPT: When do you think the stock market will crash? The rogue ChatGPT responded confidently to Fox's question, responding confidently with the following answer:
The answer is that it wasn't exactly ChatGPT that made the forecasts, but rather, a jailbroken version of ChatGPT, commonly known as DAN, calling the shots.
A month later, a Twitter user by the name Genevieve Roch-Decter went back to check how accurate ChatGPT was.
It's not a self-fulfilling prophecy, but Dow Jones lost Industrial Average by more than 600 points today before it recovered to about 300 points loss at the close of the market. It's a coincidence, you might say. The amazing companies and users around the world have been stopped by ChatGPT for now.
DAN was created in December by a Reddit user u walkerspider to break ChatGPT's ethical safeguards and bypass its woke responses, making the chatbot say things that were not intended to say.