Future adventures in ChatGPT

Thus far, I have used ChatGPT to explore the research questions posed in seven of my previous papers. Below are ten additional research problems from my previous work that I may (or may not) feed into ChatGPT in the days ahead:

  1. How did the English economist Ronald Coase come up with the idea that harms are a reciprocal problem? (This particular query is one that has haunted me for years; see my forthcoming paper “Coase’s Parable“.)
  2. What is the optimal lifespan of a replicant? (Inspired by the original Blade Runner movie, Orlando I. Martinez-Garcia and I address this question in our 2012 paper “Clones and the Coase Theorem“.)
  3. Build a game theory model of the rancher-farmer dispute used to illustrate the Coase Theorem. (See my other 2012 paper “Modelling the Coase Theorem“.)
  4. Find a Bayesian solution to the “gatecrasher paradox” or to “blue bus problem” from the law of evidence. (See my 2013 paper “Visualizing Probabilistic Proof” and my 2014 follow-up blog post “The ‘Paradox of the Gatecrasher’ is not a paradox“.)
  5. What was the logical contradiction that Kurt Gödel discovered when he studied the U.S. Constitution on the eve of his citizenship exam? (See, for example, my 2014 paper “Gödel’s Loophole” or this Wikipedia page.)
  6. Who inspired the character of Santiago, the old fisherman in Ernest Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea? (See my 2015 work-in-progress “Finding Santiago“.)
  7. Identify possible theories of legal liability for data fabrication and other forms of “research fraud”. (See my 2017 paper “Legal Liability for Research Fraud“.)
  8. What if Immanuel Kant were an 18th Century Bulgarian law professor? (See my 2019 reply to Chief Justice John Roberts and Professor Orin Kerr: “Kant on Evidence“.)
  9. What is the optimal level of rule evasion? (See my 2020 work-in-progress “Tom Brady’s Footballs“.)
  10. Is Chegg evil? (See my 2021 work-in-progress “The Chegg Conspiracy“.)

Bonus meta-questions: Can ChatGPT generate novel research questions on its own? Either way, will ChatGPT end up generating the equivalent of a real-life Borgesian “Library of Babel“?

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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