A self-proclaimed guru shared how he used AI to predict lottery numbers.
Rico Copeland, who has more than 114,000 YouTube subscribers, shared how he used AI technology in a recent video.
“Get ready because I hit the jackpot,” Copeland said in his video about using ChatGPT for lottery predictions.
Copeland went into ChatGPT and typed in, “If I give you the previous 10 numbers, can you help me predict the next set of numbers?” I want each number in the row to be compared to the next one in the next row. Write me a Python script.”
ChatGPT then revealed the Python script and Copeland performed a long-term short-term memory intended for more complex number patterns.
Copeland then went to the Powerball website to find the history of the game’s winning numbers.
He then enters those numbers into the Python script, with ChatGPT telling him exactly where to put that data.
“When you ran this code, boom, it gave me some numbers back,” Copeland said.
But, as he then revealed, it didn’t work.
“The absolutely honest answer comes down to things like randomness and probability,” Copeland said.
He then asked ChatGPT if it was possible to predict lottery numbers.
ChatGPT responded by stating that lottery systems use complex algorithms, which Copeland questioned.
“If it’s completely random, then how is there some sort of algorithm?” he asked.
But ChatGPT went on to reveal that lottery systems use a combination – like a random number generator and a physical draw – making it nearly impossible to predict the next winning number.
So Copeland continued to challenge AI technology to find answers to his questions.
He then investigated using larger datasets as well as more complex machine learning libraries to predict lottery numbers.
But at the end of the day, Copeland praised the technology, despite realizing that ChatGPT probably can’t help him predict a winning combo.
“This should also open our eyes to things that AI can do and things that we can use it to our advantage for,” he said.