Reports have revealed that ChatGPT has reached an astonishing 100 million weekly active users. So, with AI becoming increasingly immersed into the everyday lives of many, how many of us plan to turn to the bot for assistance throughout the festive period?
Keen to learn more, the experts at prompt management tool, AIPRM, conducted a survey of 2,500 UK adults in a bid to discover how many Brits plan to use AI to help make their Christmas more manageable.
Commenting on their survey, Christoph C. Cemper, founder of AIPRM, said:
“The recent growth in the popularity of AI has been no secret, and has been at the centre of much debate for some time now. Despite this, people across the globe are embracing the technology and finding it useful for a plethora of tasks, be it in their working or personal lives.
It's great to learn more from our survey about how Brits will be using AI for a variety of tasks this festive season, whether it be to plan their itineraries, creating Christmas shopping lists, or even writing cards and messages to loved ones.
This curiosity amongst the nation when it comes to AI and how it can benefit our day to day lives is great to see, and there really are no ends to the benefits it can deliver.”
Key study findings
The survey found that:
- One in six (15%) Brits plan to use AI to create their Christmas day itinerary, whilst
- 14% plan to ask the bot for help writing cards/emails/Christmas greetings to loved ones.
- Meanwhile, a further 13% plan to seek the help of AI when writing Christmas quizzes/entertainment.
Interestingly, the survey also found that one of the top choices amongst Brits for AI-aided festive assistance was helping them to write Christmas cracker jokes, as one in six (15%) UK adults said they'd be turning to the bot to help with this.
People are planning to use AI to write Christmas cracker jokes
The study reveals that one in six Brits (15%) plan to use AI to write their Christmas cracker jokes for them this festive season.
Meanwhile, regionally, over one in six (17%) of Birmingham residents will use AI to craft their Christmas cracker banter for them.
Londoners will also be seeking help with this festive task, as over one in six (16%) say they’ll be asking AI to help write their Christmas cracker banter for them.
One in eight (12%) Manchester residents will also be seeking the help of the bot this Christmas to construct their cracker laughs.
With these numbers in mind, the study researchers tested ChatGPT's joke writing skills and were pleasantly surprised with the results the bot provided.
So, just how good is AI at writing jokes?
ChatGPT’s Christmas cracker jokes writing skills
The researchers decided to test out the bot's comedic skills, asking ChatGPT to work up some of its finest cracker jokes for 2023, and were pleasantly surprised with the results.
Some of the results from the study that demonstrate AI's comedy skills include:
Q: Why did Santa go to music school?
A: Because he wanted to improve his wrapping skills!
Q: What did the Christmas tree say to the ornament?
A: "Quit hanging around and get on my level!"
Q: What's Santa's favourite pizza?
A: One that's deep-pan, crisp, and even!
Q: Why did the elf go to school?
A: To improve his elf-esteem!
Christoph C. Cemper also commented on the use of AI at Christmas:
"With Christmas being one of the busiest times of year for so many of us, we'd encourage as many people as possible to give AI a try and see how it can help them in aiding and streamlining their festive to-do list, be it time saving, cash saving, or just general creativity!"
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