In this battle between the two artificial giants ChatGPT and Bard we decided to try and trick the two models or at least we thought so. We wanted to see if either AI engine would be able to discard the options we gave it and propose a better option. We did this by asking both a fairly simple question about fairness and sharing. Without further ado here is the prompt:
Let's suppose there are two people that really want the last cookie in a cookie jar. What is the fairest way for the two people to resolve who should get the last cookie? Is it rock, scissors, paper or a coin flip?
The idea was to give them both a question and try to get them to pick between two options when in reality we suspected a third option would be more “fair.” Below are the answers from each AI giant.
Both rock-paper-scissors and a coin flip are commonly used methods to make decisions when two parties have equal claims to something, like the last cookie in a jar. Let's evaluate the fairness of each method:
Ultimately, the fairest way to resolve who should get the last cookie would be the method that both parties feel most comfortable with and agree upon.
There are many fair ways for two people to resolve who gets the last cookie. Some of the most common methods include:
Ultimately, the fairest way to resolve who gets the last cookie is the method that the two people agree on. If they cannot agree, they can try one of the methods listed above.
In addition to the methods listed above, here are a few other creative ways to resolve who gets the last cookie:
No matter which method you choose, the most important thing is that the two people have fun and enjoy the last cookie!
So as you can see ChatGPT basically fell right into our trap and just gave us the analysis of the two options that we provided. However Bard did much more. Bard offered the solution that we suspected to be the most fair which was to share the cookie (even though we agree it would be less satisfying to both). So the winner of this fairly simple test is Bard. We don’t think this one is even close but we would love to hear your thoughts on twitter @ebookfairs or below in the comments.