If you haven’t heard about ChatGPT, it’s a conversational Ai that is really pretty neat. If you haven’t played with it yet and are wondering where we’re at in conversational artificial intelligence, you can head over to the OpenAI website, create a free account (it’s to prevent abuse I believe, not because they’re tracking you,) and talk to something that does a remarkable job at understanding and producing content.
One of the cool things is you can work with it to add and remove details from its responses… and modify the premise of your initial request, etc..
I had it write a love letter to a phone, then I had it call that phone the Pixel 7 Pro, then turned that love letter into a Shakespearian styled scene with two characters in a supermarket and added an evil iPhone user attempting to get them not to get an Android. This was just from putzing around asking it to do a few simple things, and yeah, it’s not a great story but….
[Scene: A supermarket. Two characters, ANNA and BRIAN, are shopping for groceries.]
Brian, have you seen the new Google phones on display o’er there?
No, I haven’t. But I did see the new Pixel 7 Pro. It’s gorgeous.
I know, right? I’ve been thinking about getting one for a while now.
You should definitely get it. It has an amazing camera and a super-intuitive interface.
I know. And it would make my life so much easier.
Exactly. And it would be a great companion for you on all of your adventures.
(excitedly) You’re right, Brian. I’m going to get the Pixel 7 Pro. Thank you for convincing me.
(smiling) Anytime, Anna. I just want to see you happy.
(hugging Brian) Oh, Brian. You always know just what to say. I love you.
BRIAN:[Enter EVIL IPHONE USER, an nefarious character dressed all in black]
(hugging Anna back) And I love you, Anna. Now let’s go get that phone and make all of your dreams come true.
EVIL IPHONE USER:
Anna, do not be fooled by the charms of this Android phone. The iPhone is far superior in every way.
(hesitant) I don’t know, I was really looking forward to getting the Pixel 7 Pro.
EVIL IPHONE USER:
But think of all the features you’ll be missing out on with Android. Trust me, you won’t regret choosing the iPhone.
(stepping forward) Excuse me, but I must disagree. The Pixel 7 Pro has just as many, if not more, features than the iPhone. And it’s just as reliable.
EVIL IPHONE USER:[Evil iPhone User exits stage]
(sneering) We’ll see about that. I’ll be keeping an eye on you, Anna. Make sure you choose wisely.
(to Brian) Thank you for standing up for me, Brian. I’m even more sure now that the Pixel 7 Pro is the right choice.
BRIAN:[End Scene] ChatGPT
(smiling) I’m glad to have been of help, Anna. Now let’s go get that phone and make all of your dreams come true.
Making fairy tales, Shakespearian shorts, pop songs about lists, and the like. It’s… kind of scary good. Your kids already are using it to write their essays I’m sure.
I’m a bit late to the party because any AI content I’ve ever run across 1) cost, 2) was not particularly good. And I’ve got to say a lot of what comes out of ChatGPT isn’t great, but it’s a pretty cool starting point.
If you’re just looking to create a story about a funeral for a cat detective who faked his own death to solve a murder, you can’t go wrong.
It looks like the App version costs, but the web version seems to still be free. Doesn’t appear to be an official app but the web version is fine. Not sure what a $12 to use unofficial version adds but looks like third party developers are getting it.