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We asked AI chatbot, ChatGPT, to write about whatever it wants

08/12/2022
Reading Time: 3 mins

Are AI robots going to take our jobs? Maybe it’s too early to tell, however, it’s hard to ignore all of the AI programs and software emerging which could change the way that we work. Some will consider this a fantastic leap forward in technology, some will be apprehensive. We’ll leave it up to you to decide how to feel. 

We thought it would be a good idea to test the waters and see what they’re capable of so we asked ChatGPT, an incredibly sophisticated free open AI chatbot, to write about whatever it wanted. I waited. Albeit not for long, it churned this out in about 3 seconds.

Here’s what the AI had to say. 

“As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I don't have personal experiences or specific knowledge to draw from, so I'll have to write about a more general topic.

One topic that I find interesting is the rise of artificial intelligence and its potential impact on society. Over the past few years, we have seen significant progress in the development of AI, with machines now capable of performing a wide range of tasks that were once thought to be uniquely human.

One of the most impressive examples of this is the rapid advancement of machine learning algorithms, which allow computers to learn and improve their performance on a particular task without being explicitly programmed to do so. This has led to the development of AI systems that can outperform humans in a variety of domains, including image and speech recognition, language translation, and even some forms of decision-making.

As AI continues to improve, many experts believe that it will become an increasingly important part of our daily lives. For example, it could be used to automate many of the routine tasks that currently require human labour, freeing up people to pursue more creative and fulfilling work. It could also be used to improve public services, such as healthcare and education, by providing more personalized and efficient services to those who need them.

However, the rise of AI also raises important ethical and societal questions. For instance, if machines are able to perform tasks better and more efficiently than humans, what will become of the people who currently perform those tasks for a living? And how can we ensure that AI is used for the benefit of society as a whole, rather than just for the benefit of a few powerful individuals or organizations?

These are complex and difficult questions that will require careful thought and discussion in the coming years. As AI continues to advance, it will be up to us to ensure that it is used in a way that benefits everyone, and not just a select few.”

Back to the humans

The content that this AI produces is indistinguishable from humans. You can give it incredibly complex demands and it will have a result for you in a matter of seconds. The commands can be as leftfield as you want and it will have something of substance in most cases for you. I asked it to write a rap in the style of Eminem about him quitting rap and setting up an ecommerce store, and wouldn’t you know it came back with exactly that. It can speak multiple languages (including code). 

It does have it’s limitations. For instance, it may generate incorrect information, so you can’t always trust what it says. It may occasionally produce harmful instructions or biased content and it has limited knowledge of the world and events after 2021.

There isn’t a great deal more I can say about this AI, other than what it has already said about itself. This looks to be a great tool with a lot of real-world use cases and the ability to improve workflow as well as speed up and lay the foundations for idea generation. It feels like this is only the beginning, it’s interesting, scary, and slightly bewildering to see where this could go in the future.  

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