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As Serena Williams Heads, Simone Biles Takes the Second Place Ahead of Billie Jean King and Ronda Rousey in AI Generated List

Published 06/03/2023, 8:00 AM EDT

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There are several incredible athletes who have made indelible footprints in the annals of sports history. Every sports fanatic also has their own personal ranking of the greatest athletes. Therefore, the advent of AI has provided fandom with a new resource for learning more about their favorite stars. However, lately, a list of the top 10 female athletes of all time made by AI has gone viral, provoking a rift in the sporting community. All the way from 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams to Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles, who just got married, were included on this list.

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The popular AI chatbot ChatGPT created a ranking of female athletes, and NBC Sports tweeted about it.

The surprise list having Simone Biles and other athletes in it


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OpenAI of San Francisco released ChatGPT on November 30th, 2022; they are also responsible for developing DALL.E 2 and Whisper AI. Since the company intended to eventually produce a paid premium version, they made the service available for free to the public at large from the outset. On December 4, 2022, ChatGPT had over a million users, making it one of the fastest-growing websites at the time. This event marked the first steps in the AI revolution, as it enabled computers to complete tasks set by humans in a matter of seconds. Because of the global reach of ChatGPT, compiling a list of the top 10 female athletes is child’s play.

Serena Williams, a veteran of the tennis world who has won 23 Grand Slam titles, was the first on the list of the 10 best female athletes of all time. It would seem that even ChatGPT is a fan of Williams, who for many years was the best female tennis player in the world. Simone Biles, who has won more Olympic medals than any other American gymnast, is ranked second by the AI. Third on the list is three-time Olympic gold medalist and 61-year-old Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The Americans stole the whole podium.


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Billie Jean King, winner of 12 Grand Slams, and Brazilian soccer player Marta both landed on the list. Allyson Felix, an Olympic champion in track and field, is ranked sixth by the AI. In addition, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field from the 1932 Summer Olympics, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, from the 1930s, makes the list at number seven. Eighth on the list is MMA superstar Ronda Rousey, followed by Florence Griffith Joyner and Steffi Graf, a German tennis player who won 22 Grand Slam titles.


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This list has sparked much discussion in the sports world over AI’s abilities and its basis for considering these players to be the best of all time.

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Rahul Goutam Hoom


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