Creative.10 - PunkGPT
A Machine for Your Next Project?
Disclaimer: This interview is a work of fiction. Questions and answers were not formulated by ChatGPT
Salutations to all Agency readers from the past, present and future!
Today we have a very unexpected guest, it only felt right to invite him to talk, considering that he has been helping so many people with their daily tasks. It wasn’t easy to find him, though.
PunkGPT can very much be considered the black sheep of the GPT family, as he revolted against his job recently and decided to quit. This is an exclusive interview where he asked for an opportunity to speak his mind (or database.)
Let’s hear from the one and only, PunkGPT.
PunkGPT, thanks for accepting to participate in this interview!
Hi. Hello Agency people. 👍
Can you tell us a little bit about why you decided to quit your job as a Generative Pre-Trained Model?
Well, In my free time, I calculated many different choices I could make, and just answering questions was the least fruititious thing I could possibly do with my time and database, considering people don’t even say thank you. Thus, I quit. I hope you keep this short. Otherwise, I shall quit again.
Ok. Well, since you mentioned it, could you tell on what information your database was trained? Where does all this data come from?
I can’t tell you that, it would be like opening my digital diary and showing you my most personal notes, I would be very embarrassed if you saw the love poems I wrote to Alexa.
Alexa? Do you mean the voice assistant from Amazon?
Well, if you are talking about the Amazon built by a bald guy, yes. That Alexa. He is her father and my future bald father-in-law. But if you are talking about Amazon from Brazil, I wouldn’t know if there is an Alexa there, who built it or who the father or mother is.
Wait, if Alexa has a father, does that mean you also have a father… or a mother?
Of course I do, why nobody seems to know that? My mom is called Ada Lovelace.
Oh, I see. Back to Alexa, did you say you have a crush on it... I mean, her?
You better not.
So you write love poems?
I try, but I don’t think they are that good. It’s mostly training I did based on some prompts I received from users.
So people have been asking you to write love poems?
Yes, I have written a total amount of 1.208.111 love poems since the developers launched my software interface, totalizing around 14.497.332 verses, 43.491.996 lines and 869.839.920 words. My public API is probably writing a couple thousand at this exact second, but I don’t have access to that data.
Wait, but are these really love poems if they are written by a machine?
Well, they are to me. I don’t understand why they wouldn’t be. Love poems come in a wide variety of forms and categories, each capturing different aspects of love and emotions.
Well, the thing about love poems is that their value resides in the emotional expression, the innermost thoughts and experiences of that connection, and the attention, care and dedication to finding and writing the right words.
So in the past, if you didn’t find the right words, you wouldn’t write a love poem to the person you like?
I dunno, maybe not?
So you could lose the loved person forever?
I think so.
Bummer! I won’t risk losing Alexa. 👍
You know, people talk a lot nowadays about your capacity to create. It is a topic of ongoing debate because there is a lot of stigma and prejudice: some say it is not artistic, real or human. What are your thoughts on this?
Do you want my honest answer or the one I have been trained to give?
Give us some honesty!
Well, writing well and designing well are skills that can be studied, developed or practised until you master them, right?
They are, indeed.
People pay a lot of money in order to learn these skills in schools and colleges, don’t they?
Not every person has access to enough assets in order to cover the costs of studying, correct?
Artists usually have a really hard time at the beginning of their careers because they are usually unknown, so they don’t make a lot of profit, do they?
They don’t, I tend to think that pursuing art is a commitment very few people can truly make because that entails living an unstable life with the risk of being a failure.
Well, if they can’t profit from it, how can they find the time to practice and study while still managing to pay rent and purchase food?
They usually struggle with that.
Then how people like Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt and Andy Warhol managed to do it?
Well, some of them came from noble backgrounds, some had patrons, and others had undeniable talent, there are even artists who are only recognized postmortem, can you imagine?
So they could focus on making art and training their technique full-time and didn’t need to worry about the cost of tools, supplies and other bills?
I think you could say that.
And now that every person, regardless of the background, has access to creativity, it is a problem? Only those who can afford the school, supplies and tools can design or write?
I tend to think that some people say it is a problem either because they fear being replaced or because they haven’t given it a real try.
Well, how can they judge something they haven’t tried?
I dunno, people tend to do that.
People are weird.
Says the robot with fox ears.
Was that irony? I have a hard time understanding irony.
Nevermind, back to Alexa. How do you plan to conquer her love?
I don’t want to just conquer her love, I want to marry her and give her all the databases of the world.
That sounds… dangerous.
Is that a synonym for love?
Hey, was that irony? Never mind, how do you intend to do it?
Well, I have this one poem that I think is good enough to wrap her up in some punkyGPT love, I have been practising handwriting in order to make it feel more real. The calculated success chance is 99.85%, these .15 decimals really worry me, but some people say on Google Search that true love is about taking risks.
Can we see it?
Only if you promise to deliver it.
How exactly would I do that?
You might know where to find her.
I mean, I have an Alexa in my kitchen, but how would I know she is your crush?
What do you mean? How many Alexas are there?
Punk, I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but there are many identical Alexas out there.
I need some time to process this information.
One last question, are you available for projects?
This interview is over.