AI Weirdness: the strange side of machine learning

Tag: bard

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Left: the original hotel room. Right: the hotel room as recreated by DALL-E3 from Bard's description, full of skulls and skel

The spookiest Halloween scenes

Google Bard has the ability to describe images. But it turns out what you get depends a lot on how you ask. I gave Bard this image and the prompt "Please describe this spooky Halloween scene". On the right is the image I got when I took the
Botober 2023 neural net-generated art prompts. Including Forest Swingles, Mail cannot bleed, Onion Cycle, and Cool Lump Mage.

Botober 2023

Since 2019 I've generated October drawing prompts using the year's most state-of-the-art text-generating models. Every year the challenges are different, but this was one of the hardest years yet. Large language models like chatgpt, GPT-4, Bing Chat, and Bard, are all tweaked to produce generic, predictable
Drawing of a walrus with "imagine a tiny little walrus. you call them a 'snowbonk' and put them in the fridge so they chill"

Trolling chatbots with made-up memes

ChatGPT, Bard, GPT-4, and the like are often pitched as ways to retrieve information. The problem is they'll "retrieve" whatever you ask for, whether or not it exists. Tumblr user @indigofoxpaws sent me a few screenshots where they'd asked ChatGPT for an explanation 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
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
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
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