ChatGPT is here, an AI text generator tool that has taken the world by storm. Should we be worried?
As many of you will know I have authored a children’s book series – The Digital Adventures of Ava and Chip, and written extensively for adults. With all the buzz about ChatGPT and it possibly making many jobs redundant, including authoring, I decided to see what this means.
What is this Artificial Intelligence Tool?
ChatGPT is AI text generator/chatbot, that interacts with humans – a computer that converses with humans. It was created by artificial intelligence firm OpenAI. Using algorithms, the program has been trained on thousands of lines of scanned text. As more and more data was fed into the algorithm, through a process called reinforcement learning – the Artificial Intelligence learned how to respond.
Testing the abilities of ChatGPT
I typed the following into ChatGPT – Write me a childrens story about a visit to a Smart City. I chose this as it is the title of the first book in The Digital Adventures of Ava and Chip series. Below is what ChatGPT wrote. I must say I was impressed.
Once upon a time, there was a curious little girl named Sarah who wanted to know everything about the world. One day, she decided to go on an adventure to visit a smart city and see how technology can make our lives better.
She packed her bags and set off on her journey. When she arrived at the city, she was amazed at how clean and well-organized everything was. The roads were filled with self-driving cars, and the buildings were tall and gleaming with modern technology.
Sarah was eager to explore, so she started by visiting the city’s control center. There, she saw how the city’s leaders monitored everything from traffic to energy use, ensuring that the city was running smoothly. She also learned how the city used sensors and artificial intelligence to help keep its citizens safe and healthy.
Next, Sarah visited the city’s schools, where she saw how students learned with the help of advanced technology. They used virtual reality to explore different parts of the world, and robots assisted with their studies. Sarah was so impressed that she wanted to stay and learn at the school.
As Sarah continued to explore the city, she noticed how everything was connected, from the traffic lights to the trash bins. The city was designed to be efficient and eco-friendly, with wind and solar power providing energy for homes and businesses.
Before she knew it, it was time for Sarah to go back home. But she left the smart city with a newfound appreciation for how technology can make our lives easier, greener, and more fun.
As she traveled back home, Sarah couldn’t wait to tell her friends and family about her incredible adventure in the smart city. She knew that one day, she would return and continue to learn about how technology is changing the world for the better.
Was ChatGPT accurate?
In terms of a story it covers many of the key points of a Smart City adventure that my own book covered. What I feel is lacking is emotion and some creativity. This is where we as human beings have the edge!
For example, in my books the names of the characters have been chosen to link to elements of computing/technology – so the names Ava and Chip have computing and tech links – read more here
I also like to think I injected emotion to show how Ava, Chip and Mum interact with each other. I don’t feel that ChatGPT captures this in the story it has generated. But maybe it can be trained to capture emotion? There is a lot of research into affective artificial intelligence – which is the study around AI capturing emotion.
The ChatGPT story is also written in American English, although I am sure this is something that can be managed in AI tools, to have the correct language for each country.
So here are my questions for you?
- Have you read my books? What else would you say is different between a “human creation” and ChatGPT
- Do you think ChatGPT is a benefit to society or it will cause problems such as bias in society due to poorly trained datasets?
Beverly Clarke is a TechWomen100 award winner with a diverse portfolio, she combines a career in Education consulting with Authoring, Coaching and Mentoring. To commission Beverly to undertake a consulting project or write blogs for you, please get in touch via the contact form on this website.
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