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Do chatbots dream of electric cockatoos?
I experimented extensively with it over the weekend and came away impressed. It feels like a harbinger of things to come. A future where words are produced at a cost of 0.005 cents, images get created at the speed of thought, and a trippy version of reality shapes up right in front of our eyes.
An intelligence has created an intelligence. What a time to be alive!
As this new reality shapes up, a writer is forced to beckon with the value of their words. So I decided to write a poem about this situation.
I also asked ChatGPT to write its own version of the same plot. Check out the results of that experiment below:
Alright, poem(s) start in 3… 2… 1!
Poem 1 - by Punit Thakkar 👨
The math of this thing does not make sense. For what I think and write can be produced at no expense. The words that are written are fancy and fine. They're written in flourish they nicely align. But one day I'm certain, I will realize. That words that I think of and words that I write, are words that are written even if just in vain - by the world's greatest computer. A tiny mighty brain.
Poem 2 - by ChatGPT 🤖
PROMPT: Write a rhyming poem in the style of a happy poet who thinks that AI writing is better than his writing. At the end of the poem he realizes his brain is just as good at writing as AI.
Once upon a time, I thought I was oh so smart But then AI came along and tore me apart It wrote with such ease, such grace and such skill I thought my own writing was just pure dross, pure swill But then I realized, as I sat and I thought AI may be great, but it's still just a robot It may have algorithms and fancy neural nets But it can't match the creativity that my mind can set So I'll keep on writing, with my own two hands I may not be perfect, but I'll make my own plans I'll create my own stories and I'll weave my own rhymes And I'll show that my brain is just as good at this game as AI's.
That’s it! Thanks for reading edition 88 of Hello Universe.
Keep scrolling to read this week’s “Some Fun Stuff”.
I’m curious to know, which poem did you like more? The one by me or the one by the chatbot?
I would vote for ChatGPT. It’s a funnier way of writing for sure!
Please share in the comments - what do you think this means for the future of writing? Is this indicative of a gloomy future where everything is made up and the points don’t matter? Or is it indicative of a future where unlimited human creativity gets unleashed on the back of AI’s advancement?
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Some Fun Stuff
This is where I share something cool to read, something cool to listen to, and something cool to watch! The underlined words are links that you can click to visit the recommended content.
1. Check out ChatGPT: Can’t recommend this experience enough. If you want to have some fun and engage in interesting conversations, you should definitely check out ChatGPT. This large language model is trained to hold intelligent conversations and can provide you with a unique and enjoyable experience. Give it a try! (It wrote a poem and this paragraph for you.)
2. Listen to Get Get Down by Paul Johnson: Continuing the trend of sharing absolute bangers with you every week, today’s track is a power packed dance number that will bring any party to life!
3. Watch Ice Guys Origins by Joel Haver: On the topic of AI generated content, here’s a video made up completely of images made by AI like Dall E 2 and Stable Diffusion. As a bonus, it is also very very funny. It’s by Joel Haver after all! Check it out.
That’s it for this week. Welcome to this exciting new future with unlimited opportunities for delight, enhanced by our AI friends. This is going to be a wild ride.
See you next Tuesday!