Something that Terry E. was crafting around ‘found poems’ using ChatGPT text responses as source material (if I understood what he was doing) had me thinking: that might be interesting to give a whirl, and maybe go a few steps deeper into the generative process.
So, first, I posed this question about seeds and flowers to both Google Bard and ChatGPT:
How do flower seeds travel in currents of wind?
I then took each AI response and used an online Blackout Poem tool to craft a found poem from each.
Then, I asked each AI to “find a poem” within its own initial text response to my flower seed question.
Finally, I “found a poem” inside each AI’s found poem.
I can’t say the poems are anything special, per se, but the circling around a text with AI as a sort of partner is something to be considered, and these little experiments start to show a path forward. Maybe.
I’ll say that in this experiment, in my opinion, ChatGPT was much better in its writing than Bard.
Peace (and poems),
I find Generative AI’s to be literal, humorless even. And you have to create a Muse for it. Therein lay the difference between it and us. Knowing its limitations makes it infinitely useful, doesn’t it. You can make it play.