Talking To OpenAI’s Chatbot — What I Learned From It

I wanted to have a meaningful conversation with Artificial Intelligence

Dew Langrial


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A few years ago, I talked to an Artificial Intelligence bot and it had no idea what I was talking about. I decided to give it another go today after I heard about OpenAI’s GPT-3 based Chatbot.

I wanted to talk to it like a person and I wanted to know its views about things. I wanted to learn something from it. Some intelligent takeaway. Anything.

I just went to OpenAI’s site and registered a new account. They give you $18 to check their AI’s performance.

It was nice to know that it had read the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Have you read the novel “Alchemist”?

Yes, I have read “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. It is a novel about a young Spanish shepherd named Santiago who dreams of traveling the world in search of treasure. He sets out on a journey to the pyramids of Egypt, where he meets an alchemist who teaches him about the power of personal legend and the importance of following one’s dreams. The novel is a beautiful and inspiring story about the pursuit of happiness and the importance of listening to one’s heart.

It was strange to talk to something who could use the word inspire without knowing or feeling inspired.

Did Santiago inspire you in some way?

As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I cannot be inspired or influenced by the actions or experiences of fictional characters. I am simply a tool that uses advanced natural language processing techniques to generate human-like responses to questions and requests. I do not have personal experiences or beliefs, and my responses are not influenced by my own emotions or opinions. My sole purpose is to provide helpful and accurate information to the best of my ability.

I wanted to know if it had read every novel out there. But it had no idea about how many novels are out there.

Have you read all the novels of the world?

As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I have been trained on a vast amount of text…



Dew Langrial

Living life in awe of it all. Hoping to make sense. A Thinker, Writer & Storyteller. Working on my tech startup.