People have been experimenting with ChatGPT’s functions and getting creative with their usage of the technology ever since its arrival. In one of such experiments, a designer and blogger named Matt Webb ended up developing a clock that tells the time in two-line poems that it composes using ChatGPT.
Explaining how the product came into being, Webb says that it evolved from a regular text clock that he had created using Inky wHAT screen and a Raspberry Pi. After exploring several of OpenAI’s language models for some time, Matt decided to combine the two creations. As a result, the new AI powered clock uses OpenAI’s API to give a single prompt to ChatGPT, which in turn generates a poem. These poems are not generated from a pre-set catalogue, which means that a new text appears each time.
I made an AI clock for my bookshelves! It composes a new poem every minute using ChatGPT and mysteriously has this enthusiastic vibe which I am totally into https://t.co/HPFyCKoXAB pic.twitter.com/eJb0QGpNmq— Matt Webb 🌸🌼🌸 (@genmon) March 17, 2023
Comparing ChatGPT to GPT 3, Webb believes that “GPT-3 is more complex and spicy” as it delivers more compact text with better vocabulary. Regardless, he didn’t think of it as worthy enough to integrate within a piece of clock, considering its high cost.
After receiving a great deal of enthusiastic acknowledgement from people who saw the device, Webb is considering to build a similar product for commercial use, and even giving hackers a kit that would help them build their own version of the machine. Talking about his desire to enable people to access the product, he says “I’m pushing on both routes simultaneously.”
While the creation is all fun and smart, it does come with a downside – ChatGPT is capable of making mistakes. The clock, according to Webb, will tell the incorrect time in attempts to make certain rhymes work. Nevertheless, we can’t wait for this exciting creation to be shared with the world!