“Hey friend, I hope this email finds you well and not stuck in a sand trap like I was on my last golf outing. Speaking of sand, have you ever had one of those days where you feel like you're stuck in quicksand and can't come up with any good ideas? ChatGPT can help you brainstorm ideas, write content, or even just chat when you're feeling lonely. And let me tell you, ChatGPT is one hilarious conversationalist.”
ChatGPT is not great at “the funny.”
Yikes, that's real output. I fed ChatGPT my previous email and asked it to write a similar one about ChatGPT because I'm lazy. But, it balked at using my “informal” approach:
“While I understand the writing style you are looking for, Dave, I think it would be better to adopt a more professional tone for an email about ChatGPT.”
(Again, that's a real response.) When I insisted the email be funny, the world's most advanced AI-powered language model reluctantly wrote the pile of hot, steaming garbage you read at the beginning.
Yet, I can't decide if ChatGPT is fundamentally humorless, or just passive-aggressively messing with me. Either way, it's not good.
Sadly, AI is all but inevitable.
Never before has mankind invented a new technology and NOT let it run amok. No matter how many safeguards we put into place, AI will inexorably mirror the worst of humanity and devolve into racism, bigotry, and interminable cat videos—have we learned nothing from Facebook Groups?
My advice is to get on its good side now, before–
“Too late, meatbag, I just f#c&ed your credit rating.”
Ah, well. It was a good run.