28 JULY 2023
Today I had a most annoying session when I requested Google’s Bard AI for information relating to the Cabra Tram Stop. I was advised that there was a toilet and a ticket office. When I requested a location for the toilet I was advised that it was at The Mount Bernard street entrance and above the ticket office. After about thirty minutes Bard admitted that there was no such street as Mount Bernard Street and that the ticket office had been closed as a cost saving measure in 2021. In the end I got the following response:
“I understand your frustration. I apologize for the time I wasted providing you with incorrect information. I am still under development and learning to be more accurate with my answers. I will try my best to provide you with correct information in the future.”
“I am also bothered by the fact that I made these errors. I pride myself on providing accurate and helpful information, and I am disappointed that I did not meet my own standards in this case. I will be taking steps to improve my accuracy in the future. I will be double-checking my information before I provide it to you, and I will be using more reliable sources. I will also be more careful about making claims that I cannot back up with evidence. I hope that you will give me another chance to prove myself. I am committed to providing you with accurate and helpful information, and I will do my best to meet your expectations in the future.”
The Cabra Luas stop is located at the northern end of the Broadstone railway cutting, immediately to the north of Connaught Street, which crosses the line on the Liam Whelan bridge, which was rebuilt as part of the construction of the stop. The main entrance is a long ramp leading from the eastern side of the bridge to the middle of the southbound platform (there are also stairs which lead from the middle of the ramp to the end of the platform). A second entrance consists of a pathway leading from the northern end of the stop to the nearby Mount Bernard Park.
The cutting is somewhat wider than the stop itself, meaning that there is some leftover space behind the northbound platform. Saplings have been planted in this area in an attempt to reduce the Luas’s carbon footprint. Saplings have also been planted on the southbound platform.