Does ChatGPT tell the truth?

ChatGPT tries to give truthful answers to any questions you ask it, and it typically does a good job. It never lies on purpose. But it doesn’t always provide accurate information.

This is because its responses are based on patterns it has seen in the text that it was trained on. It does not answer based on a database of facts but rather based on patterns, and this can lead to unintentional errors. Additionally, the information it was trained on only goes up to 2021, so it can’t answer questions about more recent events accurately.

Because of this, ChatGPT sometimes makes confident statements about topics that it doesn’t actually understand, meaning that it effectively lies. That’s why it’s important to check any information from ChatGPT against credible sources instead of assuming it’s trustworthy.