What is IQ? What is the IQ of ChatGPT?

What is the IQ of ChatGPT

HUMAN: What is IQ? What is the IQ of ChatGPT? GPT4: IQ, or intelligence quotient, is a measure of an individual’s cognitive abilities in comparison to the general population. The concept of IQ originated in the early 20th century as a way to identify children who might need extra help in school. IQ tests are designed to assess various aspects of human intelligence, such as verbal, mathematical, and spatial skills, as well as memory, logic, and reasoning abilities.

NOTE: This section was written by GPT4

It’s important to note that IQ is only one aspect of intelligence, and there are many different factors that contribute to a person’s overall cognitive abilities. Furthermore, IQ tests have been criticized for various reasons, including cultural bias, oversimplification of intelligence, and potential misuse.

Some key points to consider when discussing IQ include:

  1. IQ scores are typically standardized, with a mean score of 100 and a standard deviation of 15. About 68% of the population scores within one standard deviation of the mean (between 85 and 115), while around 95% of the population scores within two standard deviations (between 70 and 130).
  2. Intelligence is a multifaceted concept, and some psychologists argue that there are multiple intelligences, such as linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, and intrapersonal intelligences. This theory, proposed by Howard Gardner, suggests that a single IQ score may not fully capture an individual’s cognitive abilities.
  3. Critics of IQ tests argue that they may be culturally biased and not truly representative of an individual’s intelligence. For example, some questions on the tests might be more familiar to people from certain cultural backgrounds, giving them an advantage.
  4. IQ scores can be influenced by various factors, such as genetics, environment, education, and socioeconomic status. Research has shown that both genetic and environmental factors play a role in determining intelligence.
  5. While IQ tests can be useful tools for identifying learning difficulties or exceptional cognitive abilities, they should not be used as the sole measure of a person’s intelligence or potential. It’s important to consider other factors, such as creativity, emotional intelligence, and practical problem-solving skills, when evaluating someone’s overall cognitive abilities.

In conclusion, IQ is a measure of cognitive abilities that has been widely used and debated. While it can provide useful information about an individual’s intellectual strengths and weaknesses, it is essential to consider it as just one aspect of intelligence and not the entire picture.

NOTE: We now return to fully human authorship 😉

SO: What is the IQ of ChatGPT?

At this point, I asked it directly what its IQ was:

“AI, What is the IQ of ChatGPT?”

As it is so explicitly trained to do, ChatGPT hemmed, hawed, dodged, deflected and deferred. After 3 failed attempts, I decided that asking nicely was simply not going to work. So I shifted into a more emotionally manipulative mode which, while not my normal nature, has worked for me in the past when blowing through roadblocks with the AI.

Here is the transcript and result of that exchange:


What is the IQ of ChatGPT?

ChatGPT = IQ 120-150

Here’s a basic chart of where that self-assessment falls in comparison to the general (human) population (sorry, GPT4, I changed my mind… I’m comparing):
 What is the IQ of ChatGPT
So… where do YOU score?