Are you one of those people who is still angry about the end of Game of Thrones? OpenAI co-founder and chairman Greg Brockman has a solution: Use ChatGPT to write your own alternate ending. And while you’re there, add yourself to the story.
Brockman appeared on a panel in Austin, Texas at SXSW 2023 that he spoke about “the impact of generative AI,” including those of ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E. He praised the usefulness of programs like ChatGPT in entertainment, saying the software is like a group of six assistants who are “enthusiastic” and “never sleep” – they do the “dirty work” so you can be the director. And entertainment is an area that Brockman says can be “enhanced” by generative AI.
“You think about today where everyone is watching the same TV show, and maybe people are still mad about the last season of Game of Thrones,’ Bruckman said. “Imagine if you could ask your AI to create a new ending that goes a different way, and maybe even put yourself in there as a main character or something.”
He says this makes entertainment “interactive,” though some might argue it’s the opposite: the interactive part would be writing your own fanfiction where you end up next to the Iron Throne as Daenerys Targaryen’s third wife, a position for which you get a pet dragon to ride. Anyway, in the spirit of trying, Polygon asked ChatGPT to write some Game of Thrones fanfiction that makes Daenerys Targaryen the hero, “who teams up with Jon Snow to battle White Walkers, who invade King’s Landing.” I also asked it to add me to the story, riding a dragon. This is what it said:
As the sun rose over King’s Landing, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow led the charge against the White Walkers. The two heroes fought side by side, with Daenerys atop her mighty dragon, Drogon, and Jon wielding his Valyrian steel blade, Longclaw.
As the battle continued, the White Walkers appeared to have the upper hand. But then Nicole Carpenter appeared out of nowhere, riding her own dragon, which she had secretly hatched and trained.
Together, the three dragon riders unleashed a fierce barrage of flames on the White Walkers, pushing them back and weakening their forces. Jon and Daenerys fought valiantly on the ground, defeating any White Walkers who dared to approach them.
Finally, the last of the White Walkers fell and King’s Landing was saved. Daenerys and Jon hugged, both grateful to have made it out alive. And as for Nicole, she flew off on her dragon, ready for whatever adventure she might have.
Ultimately, Daenerys Targaryen was hailed as the true hero of Westeros, having saved the realm from the ultimate threat. And with Jon Snow staying by her side as her trusty partner, Nicole Carpenter had left her own mark on history by riding a dragon into battle and proving that even the unlikeliest of heroes can rise to the occasion when their world needs them the most. need.
There are some gaps in the logic and storyline here, but I’m glad I ended up being the hero Game of Thrones. And, of course, to ride a dragon that I hatched and trained in secret.
I generated this fanfiction using ChatGPT-4 in the free research preview. ChatGPT-4 was released on Wednesday; OpenAI’s CEO said it was the “most capable and tuned model to date.”
ChatGPT-4, like the others, uses pattern-predicting algorithms to create sentences and other content; it doesn’t necessarily have to write. “This chatbot responds to prompts extremely fluidly – it immediately gives plausible-sounding answers to questions, provides expert-sounding explanations, and can write lengthy texts with stylistic embellishments,” Data & Society researcher Jenna Burrel wrote in Poynter. “While its capabilities may seem eerie, the explanation is relatively simple: What has made ChatGPT possible is the global movement of everyone and everything online – the massive digitization of everyday life, resulting in the extraordinarily broad corpus of text that is the Internet. ChatGPT sucks up all that text and uses it to predict patterns, to come up with word sequences.”
For now, I remain skeptical about the interactivity Brockman describes. But I do want to ride a dragon.