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  • Writer's pictureFriends of St Mary's


Everyone we have spoken to has been driven mad by chatbots when trying to get a straightforward answer, so why would we put one on our website?

A woman staring at her screen in frustration caused by a useless chatbot

Chatbots have often been a source of frustration, offering limited and unsatisfactory interactions, from giving unhelpful, repetitive answers to lacking the ability to handle complex or multilingual queries. This has led to mistrust in their capabilities and dissatisfaction among users who've experienced outdated information, technical glitches, and privacy concerns.

Does any of this sound familiar? If so, you've experienced the all-too-common frustrations of interacting with chatbots that haven't quite caught up with the times.

Frustrated with chatbots in the past? You're not alone. But imagine a world where this is changing dramatically, thanks to the revolutionary advancements in AI, especially with ChatGPT by OpenAI.

The advent of advanced AI and natural language processing has transformed chatbots into more accessible, user-friendly tools. A standout example is one you have probably heard of - ChatGPT by OpenAI, which has revolutionized chatbot technology with its cost-effectiveness and easy integration. ChatGPT excels in multilingual communication, breaking down language barriers and enhancing global customer service. When trained on specific content, like a website, it provides accurate, instant information, significantly improving user experiences.

Man talking to friendly chatbot

Recognizing these advancements and with visitors from over 90 countries, we've integrated a ChatGPT chatbot into our website. It's designed to offer personalized, context-aware interactions about Friends of St Mary's Chiham in 84 languages. While it may not have all the answers yet, it's constantly learning from interactions daily to become more efficient. We encourage you to try it out with various queries and share your feedback to help us improve. You can find it on the bottom right-hand corner of this blog and the website.

Things to try: How do I subscribe to your mailing list? Who is the committee chairman? Do the committee members receive any remuneration? Who is doing the clock restoration? How old is the church? Do you have a blog? What is the hooded ghost? ..and anything else you would like to try in any language!

Your feedback will be much appreciated. Please leave a like or comment.

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