ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence system created by OpenAI, is all the rage right now. It’s really simple to use – just create an account, and then you type in a question AskJeeves-style, and it will compile an answer out of the work it’s done scouring the internet. It’s really, really good at it.
But I wanted to put it to a new kind of test. Could it create art? And if it did, could I create art out of what it created?
When I asked it to write a sonnet about socks, it did! And a surprisingly coherent one, too. But then I wanted to see if I could take what it created and turn it into something new. So here are both of them. The first one was created by ChatGPT, and the second one is my found poem based on the first.
Here’s the text of my found poem:
Oh companions my travels never dull, and still thou art always for every journey, short or long or far, cold or wracked, and never close my journey.