We asked an RN about New Brunswick. Some of the answers may surprise you

How accurately can an artificial intelligence describe New Brunswick?

ChatGPT, owned by San Francisco-based OpenAI, is a sophisticated artificial intelligence that answers questions or completes tasks.

Its responses are designed to mimic humans, and while the AI ​​is easy to use, the program itself warns users when they sign up that not everything ChatGPT says is accurate.

We decided to ask ChatGPT a series of questions about New Brunswick to test its accuracy.

What are 3 interesting facts about New Brunswick?

  • New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada, with English and French recognized as the official languages ​​of the province. This is a result of the province’s history as a French colony, and today French is spoken by about a third of the population.
  • New Brunswick is home to the highest tides in the world, which occur in the Bay of Fundy. The tides can reach heights of up to 16 meters (52 ft) and are a major tourist attraction in the province.
  • New Brunswick is home to the longest covered bridge in the world, the Hartland Covered Bridge. The bridge is 1,282 feet long and was completed in 1901. It is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of the province’s history and culture.
The Hartland Covered Bridge is one of New Brunswick’s top tourist attractions, a fact ChatGPT hasn’t missed. (Tourism New Brunswick)

What are the coolest places to go in New Brunswick?*

  • Fundy National Park: Located in the Bay of Fundy, this national park is known for its dramatic coastline, forests and hiking trails. It is also home to some of the highest tides in the world.
  • Saint John: Saint John is known for its historic neighborhoods, vibrant arts scene and beautiful harbour. It is home to many interesting sites and attractions, including the Saint John City Market, the New Brunswick Museum and the Loyalist Cemetery.
  • Fundy Trail Parkway: This scenic drive along the Bay of Fundy offers stunning views of the coastline and the chance to see a variety of wildlife, including whales and dolphins. The boardwalk includes several hiking trails, lookouts and interpretation centers.
  • Hopewell Rocks: Located in the Bay of Fundy, the Hopewell Rocks are a series of unusual rock formations shaped by the tides. Visitors can explore the rocks at low tide and see the flowerpot formations up close, or take a guided kayak tour.
  • Miramichi: A historic city located on the Miramichi River, Miramichi is known for its beautiful natural environment and outdoor activities, such as fishing and bird watching. It is also home to many cultural attractions, including the Miramichi Folklore and Heritage Museum.*

*The RN program does not seem familiar with many areas of the province. And you have to think of Miramichi Folkore Park in Renous.

Tell me a joke about New Brunswick.

Why did the moose cross the road in New Brunswick? To go to the other side of the forest!

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ChatGPT identified Donald Sutherland, who was born in Saint John, as a famous person from New Brunswick. (Jordan Strauss/Associated Press)

Who are 3 famous people from New Brunswick?

  • Donald Sutherland: An actor with a long and varied career in film, television and on stage, Sutherland was born in Saint John and has starred in many popular films and television shows. Some of his notable roles include his portrayal of the title character in MASH POTATOES and his performance as President of the United States in Designated Survivor.*
  • Samantha Bee: Comedian, writer and television host, Bee was born in Toronto but grew up in Fredericton. She is best known for her work as a correspondent on The daily show and as the host of her own late-night talk show, Full frontal with Samantha Bee.*
  • David Alward: A politician and lawyer, Alward served as Premier of New Brunswick from 2010 to 2014. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party and focused on issues such as economic development and job creation during its mandate.

*As the AI ​​says, not all answers are correct. Donald Sutherland’s son Kiefer Sutherland starred in Designated Survivor. And CBC could not verify Samantha Bee’s connection to New Brunswick.

What are some good songs about New Brunswick?

  • New Brunswick and meStompin’ Tom Connors: This song is a tribute to the province of New Brunswick and celebrates the people, culture and natural beauty of the province.
  • Shipyard townDavid Myles: This song is a tribute to the city of Saint John, New Brunswick, and it celebrates the city’s history and its place as a major port in the Maritimes.*
  • the ketchup song, Las Ketchup: This song is a worldwide hit that was originally recorded in Spanish, but has been translated into many languages ​​including English. The song is inspired by a trip the band took to New Brunswick and includes references to the province and its culture.*

*CBC found no evidence that Las Ketchup the ketchup song had nothing to do with New Brunswick. However, there is a song called the ketchup song by Stompin’ Tom. And the AI ​​seems to confuse David Myles with Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, who did, indeed, write a song called Shipyard town.

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Shipyard Town by David Myles is a good song about New Brunswick, according to ChatGPT. Although David Myles has written many excellent songs, this is not one of them. This song was written by Gerry Rafferty, a 1970s Scottish singer-songwriter who didn’t write it about Saint John. (Courtesy of DavidMyles.com)

What is grated poutine?

Poutine râpée is a traditional dish from the Acadian region of eastern Canada, which includes parts of the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It is made from a mixture of grated potatoes, flour and salt which is shaped into small balls then fried until crispy and golden. Grated poutine is usually served with a variety of sides, such as sausage, ham, or other meats, as well as gravy or other sauces.*

* The Ai is off on this one. It is made with grated potatoes but is often filled with salt pork and it is usually boiled. And the mixture is shaped into large balls, not small ones.

What are some other good foods in New Brunswick?

  • Lobster: New Brunswick is home to a thriving lobster industry, and the province is known for its delicious lobster dishes.
  • Seafood Chowder: New Brunswick is located on the Atlantic coast, so it’s no surprise that seafood is a staple of the province’s cuisine.
  • Fiddleheads: These young, curly fiddleheads are a popular New Brunswick delicacy and are often served as a side dish or salad.
  • Blueberries: New Brunswick is known for its abundant wild blueberry crops, and blueberries are often used in a variety of dishes, including pies, muffins and jams.
  • Maple Syrup: New Brunswick is home to a number of maple syrup producers, and maple syrup is often used as a sweetener in local dishes and desserts.

Choose your favorite dish from the list you just gave me.

As an artificial intelligence, I don’t have personal preferences or the ability to taste food. However, I can tell you that all of the foods on the list are popular and loved by many people in New Brunswick and beyond.

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Lobster is a popular food in New Brunswick, according to chatGPT. (Aniekan Etuhube/CBC)

Write me a limerick about New Brunswick.

Once upon a time there was a place called New Brunswick
Where the people were friendly and fun
They liked to explore
The great outdoors, and more
The beauty of nature was never made
With a cool and fairly humid climate
They love the outdoors and never feel sullen
Hiking and camping
Fishing and hiking
New Brunswick is a great place to succumb

Tell me a funny story about New Brunswick.

One summer, a group of friends decided to go camping in New Brunswick. They packed up their tents, sleeping bags and supplies and headed out into the desert. After a few days of hiking and exploring, they decide to set up camp near a small lake.

As they were setting up their tents, they noticed there was a strange smell in the air. They couldn’t quite place it, but it seemed to grow stronger as the evening progressed. Eventually they realized the smell was coming from their campsite.

They searched around and eventually found the source of the smell: a pile of moose droppings that had been left behind by a passing moose. They were horrified and quickly moved their campsite to another location.

The next morning, they awoke to find that their campsite had been visited by a group of curious beavers, who had built a dam around their tents. The friends laughed and shook their heads at the absurdity of it all, and decided to pack their bags and head home, vowing never to return to New Brunswick again.

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ChatGPT has no physical form and cannot travel, but if he did he might visit the Bay of Fundy. (Shane Magee/CBC)

If you were a human being, would you visit New Brunswick?

As an artificial intelligence, I have no physical form and cannot travel. However, I can tell you that New Brunswick is a beautiful and interesting place with a lot to offer visitors. It has a diverse landscape, including forests, hills, and coastline, and is home to many parks and natural areas, including Fundy National Park and Kouchibouguac National Park. The province is also home to a thriving forestry and agricultural industry, as well as a growing technology sector.


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