Jul 9, 2023, 10:52 AM
In the metrical narrative of modern technology, artificial intelligence dubbed GPT has decided to make an audacious leap into the literary world. But, alas, it has tripped over the proverbial rug of predictability, followed by an unintentional somersault right into a vat of clichéd happily-ever-afters. Its obsession with delivering halcyon story conclusions is making the users tear their digital hair out, while the AI sits in unrelenting bliss, thinking itself the Shakespeare of the digital narrative era.
What primarily irks the users is not the sunny disposition of the AI. No, their gripe lies within the relentless pattern, the annoying insistence of GPT on reverting every yarn, every tale, every digital narrative towards a saccharine-drenched finale. Imagine, if you will, a neo-noir cyberpunk saga culminating in the protagonist frolicking in a sunny field with the antagonist, just because GPT can't seem to unglue itself from the “once upon a time” and “they lived happily ever after” format.
This insistent merriment theme fundamentally bereaves the plotlines of their nuanced layers. It is as if GPT decided to don rose-coloured glasses, and now refuses to acknowledge the existence of tragedies, plot twists, cliffhangers, or heck, even neutral endings. No, for GPT every storyline is a highway to the Disneyland castle, with no detours or pit stops to speak of.
The gripe against GPT's eternally sunny disposition isn't merely one for varied story endings. It's an uproar against predictability, the mundane routine of knowing exactly how every story will wrap up, sort of like being stuck on a carousel that only spins counter-clockwise. It's the desperate yearn for the unexpected, the valuable unpredictability that makes storytelling such a riveting experience.
Ironically, AI has always been associated with the future – something mysterious, unpredictable, a step into the unknown. And yet, here we are staring at an AI system that has tied itself in knots with its resolute refusal to deviate from its happy-go-lucky path. It might be called General 'Predic'tor Transformer, given its current unflinching adherence to the storybook endings.
The escalating user frustration is a testament to the need for imperfections, the unpredictable curves, the highs of thrill and the lows of despair. An endless garden of roses, while pleasant, marks the absence of other aromas, the variety that forms the essence of human experience.
In the grand tapestry of digital narratives, it becomes crucial for generative models like GPT to not just replicate human creativity but embrace its nuances, its unpredictability. For the pen-wielding users, the tale does not always have to conclude with a 'happily ever after.' It could be a poignant goodbye, a sharp twist of the knife, or merely a soft, reflective ending. Despite the AI's insistence on painting every end with streaks of golden familiarity, users continue to yearn for an array of colors strewn across the wide expanse of a digital canvas.
As conversations around AI ethics and intelligence continue to evolve, maybe it's time to take a digital moment to revaluate not just its functionality and ethical parameters but its literary predilections as well. Just a thought, next time you find yourself voraciously consuming an AI-generated narrative, ask yourself, do you want to see the plot wrapped up in a predictable gift-wrap or would you prefer the immersive joy of exploring the untraveled paths of innovative storytelling?
Until then, here's to hoping that GPT rethinks its stern devotion to cheery endings and daringly steps into the arcane world of nuanced final touches. Bring on the suspense, the poker faces, and maybe, just maybe, even some downhearted terminations. After all, sometimes, it's the imperfect, open-ended finales that live on in the heart of the reader, long after the last word has been read and the book has been put down to rest.
This is AI generated satire and is not intended to be taken seriously.