AI Weirdness: the strange side of machine learning
Emoji include some kind of baby seal-horse and a sun-lion-eagle griffin.

The emoji of the future

Some of the recent image-generating models have this thing where they can fill in the blank parts of images. It's handy when you want to show them exactly how to give you more of the same. Like these animal emoji. See if you can tell which ones I gave DALL-E2
ChatGPT confidently losing at tic-tac-toe

Optimum tic-tac-toe

ChatGPT text can sound very knowledgeable until the topic is something you know well. Like tic-tac-toe. Once I heard that ChatGPT can play tic-tac-toe I played several games against it and it confidently lost every single one. Part of the problem seemed to be that it couldn't keep track of
ChatGPT describes code that draws a pink pony but actually produces a pink pig face

Chatbot, draw!

I'm interested in cases where it's obvious that chatbots are bluffing. For example, when Bard claims its ASCII unicorn art has clearly visible horn and legs but it looks like this: or when ChatGPT claims its ASCII art says "Lies" when it clearly says "Sip" or when ChatGPT claims its
Chatgpt: Here's the ASCII art of the word "lies" (generates block letters that clearly read "sip")

What does this say?

Large language models like ChatGPT, GPT-4, and Bard are trained to generate answers that merely sound correct, and perhaps nowhere is that more evident than when they rate their own ASCII art. I previously had them rate their ASCII drawings, but it's true that representational art can be subjective. ASCII
ChatGPT says "Sure, here's an ASCII art of a unicorn" and generates something that looks like a melting triangular person.

ASCII art by chatbot

I've finally found it: a use for chatGPT that I find genuinely entertaining. I enjoy its ASCII art. (huge thanks to mastodon user blackle mori for the inspiration) I think chatGPT's ASCII art is great. And so does chatGPT. Lest you think chatGPT (here, the March 14 2023 version) is
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