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Tue Dec 27, 2022, 12:53 PM

So, I asked chatGPT to write a haiku about spiders, and this is what it came up with

Spiders spin their webs
Silent, graceful, everywhere
Nature's architects

Pretty decent. I'm telling you, chatGPT kinda scares the crap out of me. I also asked it to write a PowerShell script to extract information on accounts in an Active Directory database, and sort it in an Excel spreadsheet based on LastLogOn and LastLogOnTimeStamp. Like the Haiku, it was pretty much dead on.

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Reply So, I asked chatGPT to write a haiku about spiders, and this is what it came up with (Original post)
SKKY Dec 27 OP
WhiskeyGrinder Dec 27 #1
SKKY Dec 27 #2
HardPort Dec 27 #3
cornball 24 Dec 27 #4
Shipwack Dec 27 #5
SKKY Dec 27 #7
cachukis Dec 27 #6
Hortensis Dec 27 #11
cachukis Dec 27 #12
Hortensis Dec 28 #13
cachukis Dec 28 #14
Hortensis Dec 28 #16
cachukis Dec 28 #17
Hortensis Dec 28 #18
Mossfern Dec 27 #8
JHB Dec 27 #9
lame54 Dec 27 #10
cachukis Dec 28 #15
spinbaby Dec 28 #19

Response to SKKY (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 12:58 PM

1. The haiku is technically correctly written, but it's not very good, which is so far par for the

course for chatGPT. It will fool some people, and create a lot more work for others.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 01:01 PM

2. Agreed, but it's a proof of concept that will only get better...

...with time. I'm not worried about the technology right now. I'm worried about it in 1 or 2 years.

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Response to SKKY (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 01:02 PM

3. I asked it to write a limerick about pretzels and it gave me this dud: rhyming/syllables are WAY off

There once was a pretzel so fine
It was twisted and knotted just right
With a crunch so crisp and a flavor so bold
It was loved by both young and old
This snack of twists truly did shine

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Response to SKKY (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 01:22 PM

4. Re. Haiku! I have been writing poems for a whole lotta years. I like rhyming while

telling a story.
Haiku?
Maybe you
Not me
But we shall see

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Response to SKKY (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 01:35 PM

5. ChatGPT is scary not because it is -good-...

… but because it is almost good enough

Soon, if not already, it will be able to write a magazine article. Sure, it might not be scintillating (though it might be), but it’ll do. If a publisher has to make a choice between a good article by a human that costs money and will take time, or one that is merely ok, available instantly, and is effectively free, which will the choose?

“Give me a 1500 word essay on last night’s Republican debate in the style of Hunter S. Thompson, with no profanity.”

Google’s AI program is allegedly better, but (according to a podcast I listen too) they won’t showcase it to the public yet because they haven’t figured out how to monetize it yet…

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Response to Shipwack (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 02:06 PM

7. Absolutely! 100%. It's a proof of concept, which by their nature...

...typically shows what the future holds. It doesn't need to be perfect, and it certainly isn't. But, it's definitely better than most technology released in its infancy. I equate this to self-driving cars which will without a doubt displace 5 million individuals who make their living driving a vehicle of some sort. How many writers will be replaced by the technology behind chatGPT? How many computer programmers will be displaced?

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Response to SKKY (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 01:49 PM

6. When you consider how many people cannot truly understand a

complex sentence, this tool will, in the hands of the nefarious, influence the unwary in unforeseeable ways.

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Response to cachukis (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 05:24 PM

11. The nefarious already do, but yes, it'll enable them to issue their

mindfuckery much quicker to larger, targeted populations.

Those prone to forgiving those who lie to them, even supporting them and adopting their deceits -- watch out! They're by far the most profitable targets.

(Quick test for vulnerability: Were you ever influenced to believe liberal Democrats were either "corrupt corporatists" or "radical, child-trafficking socialists"? Yes/No)

Liars spin their webs,
Earnest people trap themselves,
Evil politics, oh!
(By me)

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 06:39 PM

12. We are in predicament and must manage as well as we can.

Fight the good fight against a rising tide.
We will have pockets of success and maybe throw a few good punches, but the powerful hold the cards to stay in charge.
I have hope, must have hope we can manage and inspire our youth to fend off the decadence of consumption that keep the wealthy in power, but this tool makes it so much easier for false information to permeate the naivete of the gullible.
I used to think that good faith had legs. Not so sure anymore.

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Response to cachukis (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 28, 2022, 04:20 PM

13. So true,cachukis. But good faith holds cards also. It's the good sense

of people to insist on good faith that's turned out to be in dangerously short supply.

Who on earth would adore leaders they know lie to them or knowingly embrace ignorance or self-deceit over truth just because they want to? WANT to?! Why would anyone WANT to do something like that? )

Just the same, I believe people moral and sensible enough to value truth and see deceit as unacceptable are winning -- as we always have so far. And we'll drag the other 60% or so with us to a safer place, as we always have. So far.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 28, 2022, 06:14 PM

14. Your optimism is compelling.

My message to my students was the smarts always win. May take some time, but people are attracted to sound leadership.
Think, the people today excoriating Biden come off as out of touch. Even Thiessen has some good things to say.
There will always be those who manage. My worry is of those who don't, responding with last resort mentality.
We really have more in common than most think.
My wish is for those choosing to exacerbate our differences be shunned back under the rocks from which they have been hiding.
George Santos is an opportunity for them to reject lying as good. Will they stand up?
Jellyfish have a better chance of walking on water.

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Response to cachukis (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 28, 2022, 08:01 PM

16. :) Agree, we all have so much more in common than not.

It seems as if your "the smarts always win" must be helping buck up many of your students in this era. I can't remember any of my teachers saying something so...big-picturish.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 28, 2022, 08:16 PM

17. Not many are big picture capable.

Biden is a big picture transformer.
trump is a small picture transactionalist.
Transactional leaders are important to make certain the dishes get done.
Transformational leaders make all the processes of dishwashing more efficient.
We are all transactional in a pinch. Transformational in a pinch is the force that advances minds.

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Response to cachukis (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 28, 2022, 08:43 PM

18. tRump is an incompetent zero-sum transactionalist synergy killer.

But yes. For sure. As for pinches? Watch out! Opportunities to advance incoming from all directions.

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Response to SKKY (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 03:27 PM

8. I see nothing good

about AI taking over 'creative' tasks.
Guess I'm just an old fuddy duddy.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 03:43 PM

9. One point actual artists have pointed out about AI-generated art...

...is that the the algorithms need to be "trained" to give the intended output, and most of that training is done using copyrighted art, with neither the consent nor any compensation of the copyright holder.

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Response to SKKY (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2022, 04:08 PM

10. 2nd line eight syllables?

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Response to SKKY (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2022, 06:16 PM

15. AI is here and we will have to respond and adapt.

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Response to SKKY (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2022, 08:49 PM

19. This is fun to play with

I just asked it to write a poem about winter and Olive Garden and got this:


Winter chill fills the air
As I step inside the warm glow of Olive Garden
The smell of garlic and tomatoes
Makes my mouth water
I take a seat by the fireplace
As I wait for my bowl of steaming pasta

The snow outside may be deep
But inside, I am cozy and comfortable
I sip on a glass of red wine
As I watch the flames dance and flicker

The servers are all smiles
As they bring out my favorite dish
The creamy Alfredo, so rich and indulgent
I savor every bite

As the night wears on
I am content and satisfied
I thank the staff and bundle up
Ready to face the winter storm once more
But I know that I'll be back
To Olive Garden's comforting embrace
In the heart of the cold winter season.

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