ChatGPT is an Artificial Intelligence chatbot that uses natural language processing to create humanlike conversational dialogue. The language model can respond to questions and compose various written content, including articles, social media posts, essays, code and emails.
My friend Alex, who is a writer of some note in his own right, diddled with ChatGPT and wrote on Facebook, “I have found a willing student! Here's our first lesson. It's worth reading to the end.”
And so the story begins as an actual conversation with ChatGPT:
Alex (to ChatGPT):
Write "An Epistle to Dr Turing” in the style of Alexander Pope:
To Dr. Turing, master of the code,
Whose mind doth solve what none forebode,
Whose genius doth transcend the age,
And pave the way for progress' stage.
With humble pen, I write to thee,
In admiration and in plea,
To offer praise where praise is due
And shed some light on what you knew.
For thou, with wondrous skill and might,
Didst give the world a new insight,
In realms of n…