I hadn’t expected, what will come in the next months. A Revolution. A Big Bang. Mind-blowing entity. I was familiar with GPT-2 (funny, but still with many flaws). I was familiar with BERT (great direction, but micro-effected). I was admiring Hugging Face (wonderful for language analysis and multi-lingual sentence generation).
But I wanted AI to write long texts. With meaning (at least, meaning which I will interpret as such). Unsupervised. Unexpected.
In May 2020 I’ve got to hear about the successor of GPT-2:
Then I’ve seen the first GPT-3 written texts and I was in love. I tried my luck:
I was exactly interested in something another one would dismiss as a disruptive and weird urge: I wanted AI to tell me stories I don’t expect. I wanted random worlds. Procedural novels. Something not fitting into business models and customer care applications.
Then Paul Bellow (LitRPG) delivered me one desired prompt. A poem by my craze: Avant-Gardist artist and poet.
I was sold.
Not quite his style (even after he wrote in English during is Exile from Nazi-Germany). But his ironic exaggeration, his play with time and nonsense.
Then I wrote to Chairman and CTO of OpenAI Greg Brockman
And the next day:
And so, my new experience, a journey between AI, Machine Learning and storytelling begun.
My dear reader of Merzazine are surely familiar with various experiments, which became articles, art collaboration, movies.
But on Twitter I did even more. In the following review “My 2020 as GPT-3” I want to present all my GPT-3 experiments you might miss.