ChatGPT can’t do basic math!

This is a bold statement – I know. But please bear with me.

I had a simple task to calculate a sum of some numbers. Usually, for something like this I would open Excell or Google Sheets, copy/past numbers in select them and click on SUM (Ʃ) button and I would get a result in a second. And this result was always correct. I never had any doubts and never had to double check it in any way.

Then, one day I had to do the same thing number of times. So I just used ChatGPT for this simple task. I would tell it to calculate the sum of the numbers and just copy/paste the nubers below and it would return me the result. I’ve done it number of times and I would take the result and use it as is. I never suspected that ChatGPT can’t just do this simple math calculation.

It was all fine (or at least I was under that impression) and I was happy to use ChatGPT to help me with this simple tasks. It felt so easy: just tossing a bunch of numbers to AI and telling him to return a sum. Until at one point I have noticed that ChatGPT sum result and the sum of these same numbers calculated by SQL SUM() function didn’t match! What in the World is going on!

This can’t be true!
How is this even possible??!?
I was in panic!
I have relied on these calculations and have used the results in projects not knowing these are not accurate!

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