Source: Janelle Shane, Okay GPT-3: Candy Hearts, AI Weirdness, February 2, 2021, https://janellecshane.substack.com/p/okay-gpt-3-candy-hearts.
Janelle Shane, on her blog, AI Weirdness, posted recently that she was continuing her Valentine’s Day tradition of getting huge neural nets to generate candy heart messages! The latest contender is GPT-3, which is ridiculously overpowered for the task of generating insipid two-word love messages.
The thing people tend to call “GPT-3” is actually an imprecise catchall term for a bunch of different trained models within OpenAI’s API umbrella. Usually we mean “DaVinci”, the most powerful of the models. And there’s even a variant of DaVinci that can follow instructions.
When she gave DaVinci the following prompt:
Generate 12 candy heart messages, a maximum of 10 characters long, in all caps. Do not include existing candy heart messages.
These are some of the messages it generated:
The DaVinci candy hearts she rejected included everything from the very predictable to the very much too long:
I LOVE YOU
YOUR 1968 WIN
WE’VE DATED FOR 6 MYRIADS OF YEARS
I Wish You A Merry Christmas
TO CANOE THE NOSE
YOU BEAR THE PETALS
EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL BETTHER IN COCONUT
(Plus the occasional awful message, because even with candy hearts as the topic, it doesn’t always stay away from the terrible stuff it picked up in its general online training)