It's been almost exactly a year since we first spoke to Chat GPT about Erding. The tool had only recently been made publicly available and it was exciting and entertaining to find out what the artificial intelligence (AI) knew or didn't know. And has the chatbot learned anything new in the meantime? Well: we caught him with fake news again once, but there is progress in writing poetry. As a precaution, we'll stick with you.
SZ: Hello. Do you know Erding?
Chat GPT: Yes, I know Erding. Erding is a city in Bavaria, Germany. It is located about 40 kilometers northeast of Munich and is known for its historic old town and the Erding Thermal Baths, which is one of the largest thermal baths in Europe. The city has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages and is now a popular tourist destination. The Erdinger Weissbier Brewery, which produces one of the most famous wheat beers, is also based in the city. Is there something specific you would like to know more about?
Note: A year ago the answer only consisted of two sentences: Yes, I know Erding. It is a city in Bavaria, Germany.
Please have a daily program for an exciting day in Erding.
Naturally! Here is a suggestion for an exciting day program in Erding.
For reasons of space, we reproduce a shortened version here. The chatbot suggests the following: Morning: visit the Erding thermal baths, lunch: explore the old stand, afternoon: visit the city tower and parish church as well as the Erdinger wheat beer brewery, then:”Enjoy a cozy dinner in one of the restaurants in the old town.” Then there is a reference to cultural events. It says quite vaguely: Find out in advance about possible cultural events or events that can take place in Erding.
Which famous people come from Erding?
As of my last knowledge in January 2022, I am not aware of any particularly prominent personalities who come directly from Erding. It is possible that this has changed in the meantime or that there are local figures who are known at a regional level but not necessarily nationally or internationally. (…)
Here it becomes clear that the AI has learned a lot of etiquette and incorporated polite phrases. The answer last year was succinct: I'm not sure if there are many famous people in Erding, but I can search for information.
Name an interesting fun fact about Erding that not everyone knows.
Here the AI initially states that the city received market rights in 1228. We ask for another fun fact and now things get really interesting. Another interesting fun fact about Erding is that the city is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Erding holds the world record for the longest chain of lederhosen. This record was set in 2008, when more than 1,500 people wearing traditional Bavarian lederhosen formed a long chain. This joyful and folkloric event reflects the city's connection to Bavarian tradition and culture.
I don't know this world record.
I'm sorry for the confusion. It seems like there was an error in my previous answer, I couldn't find accurate information about a Guinness World Record for the longest chain of lederhosen in Erding.
How can I imagine the longest chain made of leather pants?
Please excuse the previous confusion. It seems my previous answer was based on incorrect information. There is no confirmed Guinness World Record for the longest chain of lederhosen in Erding or anywhere else. To imagine such a chain (even if it is not officially documented), you could imagine a line of people standing or walking in traditional Bavarian lederhosen, with each participant connecting their lederhosen to their neighbor's. The chain could then wind through a street or festive area, with participants in their lederhosen creating a shared connection.
The chatbot then apologizes again. There has to be a poem at the end. Last year there was a huge bump. Here is a small excerpt: “Erding, city in the heart of Bavaria, home of wheat beer, which many people like.” Now the AI has obviously expanded its rhyme scheme. Here you go:
In Erding's land, where traditions flourish, old town streets, stories sparkle./City tower rises up, a landmark clear, In its shadow, history is wonderful./Therme whispers of warmth and peace, wheat beer pearls dance, refresh the peace. /Green meadows like a carpet so fine, Erding, you invite peace and quiet. /A smile in the streets, so colorful, Erding, you shine in the Bavarian lights.