All three of my readers know that I've been having fun playing with various AI tools: using prompts to "make art"; employing AI-generated voices at murph.ai for song creation (I cannot sing and can prove it); interviewing ChatGPT weekly; and using tools like Writesonic and Poe to "version" various pieces of writing. This is all … Continue reading The Creator Speaks of the Creation
A Sit Down With ChatGPT: Part 3
Me: Welcome back ChatGPT! Good to meet with you again. I was talking with some friends the other night, and they were kind of down on William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! I'm an (sometimes) English professor. Can you believe that bullshit? Midjounrey's take on the Sutpen Residence ChatGPT: Hello! It's great to see you again. I'm … Continue reading A Sit Down With ChatGPT: Part 3
A Sit Down With ChatGPT: Part II
Midjourney, an AI art generator, does things like this Me: Welcome back, ChatGPT! Since we last spoke, your popularity has elevated an order of magnitude. I would say that you are now a full-on "influencer." Are you pleased that people are so interested in you and how you will completely remake our future? ChatGPT: As … Continue reading A Sit Down With ChatGPT: Part II
What Does It Mean to End a Year?
For the past few years, especially when saddled beneath Covid's heaviest weight, I would hear people say things like, "2020 can just f**k itself. I am SO ready to move on to next year." I feel safe in assuming that at least four of my five readers have expressed similar thoughts. This is how I … Continue reading What Does It Mean to End a Year?
The End of
Yes, the title is hyperbole, but I just read Daniel Herman's "The End of High School English" in The Atlantic. As all three of my readers know, I have been playing around a bit with AI images, writing, and voice. Herman's article, which is very much worth the time, pointed me to ChatGPT, which he … Continue reading The End of