ChatGPT and consumers: Benefits, pitfalls and future research agenda

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Paul, J., Ueno, A. and Dennis, C. 2023. ChatGPT and consumers: Benefits, pitfalls and future research agenda. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 47 (4), pp. 1213-1225. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcs.12928
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TitleChatGPT and consumers: Benefits, pitfalls and future research agenda
AuthorsPaul, J., Ueno, A. and Dennis, C.
Abstract

The need of the hour is to encourage research on topics with newness and novelty. In this context, this article discusses multidimensional benefits and potential pitfalls of using artificial intelligence-based Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer (ChatGPT), and provides numerous ideas for future research in consumer studies and marketing in the context of ChatGPT. ChatGPT provides algorithm-generated conversational responses to text-based prompts. Since its launch in the late 2022, ChatGPT has generated significant debate surrounding its hallmarks, benefits and potential pitfalls. On the one hand, ChatGPT can offer enhanced consumer engagement, improved customer service, personalization and shopping, social interaction and communication practice, cost-effectiveness, insights into consumer behaviour and improved marketing campaigns. On the other hand, potential pitfalls include concerns about consumer well-being, bias, misinformation, lack of context, privacy concerns, ethical considerations and security. The article concludes by outlining a potential future research agenda in the area of ChatGPT and consumer studies. Overall, this article provides valuable insights into the benefits and challenges associated with ChatGPT, shedding light on its potential applications and the need for further research.

Keywordsbenefits; ChatGPT; pitfalls; research agenda
Sustainable Development Goals9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
PublisherWiley
JournalInternational Journal of Consumer Studies
ISSN1470-6423
Electronic1470-6431
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Online25 Mar 2023
PrintJul 2023
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Submitted07 Mar 2023
Accepted09 Mar 2023
Deposited03 Apr 2023
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Paul, J., Ueno, A., & Dennis, C. (2023). ChatGPT and consumers: Benefits, Pitfalls and Future Research Agenda. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 47(4), 1213–1225. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcs.12928, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcs.12928]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited

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