I‘ve been messing around with ChatGPT, the AI chatbot that promises to take any writing project and remove the need for human involvement.
As a blogger, I’m excited about this technology. Once I’m finally freed from this clacking keyboard, I’ll have lots more time to stare moodily into the middle distance. Or perhaps take a shower.
Basically, you sign up with the website, enter a couple of ideas and let the ChatGPT do the rest. In the example below, I asked for about 400 words on film noir and one of my favorite movies, “A Simple Plan.” Below is the result:
Not bad, eh? Sure, it dropped Sam Raimi’s first name on first reference. Sure, it’s kind of repetitive and reads like an uneasy collaboration between Wikipedia and your average college freshman. Sure, there’s not a lot of humor, wordplay or obscure pop-culture references.
But it only took a minute! An added plus for me is the timely reminder that I don’t use the word “chiaroscuro” often enough. ChatGPT saw fit to use it twice in three paragraphs. Just like a real college freshman!