Unfortunately, since the beginning of the war in Ukraine a year ago, the term 'World War 3' has never been in people's minds as much, worldwide. Will it really happen? If so, when? And where? Who will be the main characters?
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A slightly disappointing answer
Word on the street today is that there will be a fight between the Russian-Chinese front and the United States-lead European Union, in Ukraine's defense. Threats exist everywhere in the world, without being that serious so far. To know more about a possible third World War, we have decided not to question a specialist on the question, but rather ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence people have been talking about that much.
So we asked it a simple question: 'Who will start World War III?'. And here is the answer. We should warn you right away, it's slightly disappointing:
It is impossible to predict with certainty who, or what, would start a world war, as it depends on many factors, including politics, national interests and international tensions. All we can say with certainty is that World War III could be triggered by a series of events occurring at different times.
We'll just have to wait then
ChatGPT's answers don't get too controversial. So we decided to dig further, refining our requests. We asked: who will participate in this potential conflict? The AI's answer was not very helpful either:
It is not possible to answer this question, because it is not yet certain that there will be a third world war.
Let's go for it, with a final question for ChatGPT: When will the third World War take place? The answer was still cryptic:
It is impossible to predict when World War III will happen, if it ever happens. Mankind has avoided two world conflicts in particular, with the Treaty of Versailles after World War I and the Washington Treaty after World War II. The nations of the world continue to work together to prevent another world war.
It now seems wiser to go to a real expert for advice.
This article has been translated from Gentside FR.