Carbon-free boats: what does Chat GPT think?
ChatGPT needs no introduction. To make up our minds, we asked him to explain the future of carbon-free boating. This is a subject we are following closely. We will compare ChatGPT's response with our analysis. Writing the question is very important for this exercise. Here is the question posed to the GPT-4 engine of the Openai platform: "Write an article about the future of carbon-free boating".
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The world is transitioning to a greener economy, and boating is no exception. Carbon-free boating - powered by solar, wind or electric energy - has become a hot topic in the boating industry, and more and more boaters are looking to adopt more environmentally friendly practices.
In this article, we look at the key advances and challenges of carbon-free boating, and how this green revolution is shaping the future of the industry.
Technological advances at the heart of the green revolution
Emerging technologies are playing a crucial role in the democratisation of carbon-free boating. Solar panels are becoming increasingly efficient and affordable, allowing boats to harness the sun's energy to power their engines and electrical systems. Marine wind turbines also provide a renewable energy source for sailing vessels, while batteries and electric motors continue to improve in terms of performance and durability.
Challenges to a carbon-free future
Despite technological advances, carbon-free boating still faces some challenges. The range of electric and solar boats is still limited compared to traditional motor boats, which may discourage some boaters. In addition, the lack of charging and maintenance facilities for electric and solar boats may hinder their widespread adoption.
Opportunities for a sustainable future
The rise of carbon-free boating creates new opportunities for marine businesses and entrepreneurs. Boat builders can specialise in the design and manufacture of environmentally friendly boats, while rental and tour companies can offer sustainable and environmentally friendly sailing experiences. Regulators and funding bodies can also play a role in supporting research and development in this area, as well as providing tax incentives and subsidies to encourage the uptake of carbon-free boats.
In conclusion, carbon-free boating is gaining in popularity and feasibility due to technological advances and growing environmental awareness. Although challenges remain, this green revolution offers many opportunities for businesses, boaters and regulators to create a sustainable future for boating.
Our review of ChatGPT
ChatGPT presents an ambiguous interpretation of solar boats. If the development of solar boats is hindered by the lack of chargers, this would mean that the boat would need to be recharged, so it is an electric boat. In other words, a solar boat is by definition an electric boat that is autonomous in terms of electrical energy, it does not need a recharging infrastructure because the energy comes from the photovoltaic panels.
Beyond these purely technical considerations, we believe that the transition is 20% technology and 80% human behaviour. The ability of man to adopt new uses takes precedence over everything else, knowing that these new uses are so pleasant that those who have taken the step generally do not want to go back. This is a view that Chat GPT has clearly not integrated. But isn't this a collective bias? The day Chat GPT puts people at the heart of the transition, it will ultimately be proof that the transition is underway.