Decided to experiment with ChatGPT again.
Freyja's letter update
Change the letter to show that Dov was a former commando, who volunteered to become Freyja’s mentor and bodyguard. Since their first meeting, Dov and Freyja had also become close friends.
I cannot express enough gratitude for all that you have done for me. When we first met, I was a scared and alone teenager, unsure of what my future held. But you, a former commando, volunteered to become my mentor and bodyguard, and in doing so, you changed my life forever.
Your experience as a commando has not only taught me strength and resilience, but also discipline and focus. And your unwavering dedication to my safety has given me a sense of security that I never thought possible.
But beyond the protection you have provided, I am grateful for the friendship we have formed. You have become a role model and a confidant, and I am so grateful to have you in my life.
I am forever grateful for the life you have given me, and for all the sacrifices you have made to ensure my happiness and well-being. I am proud to call you my friend, and I will always strive to make you proud in return.
With all my love and appreciation, Freyja.
An almost decent first draft. I think ChatGPT tried to cover all the main points within the first paragraph, and so it has a few glaring errors / stands out as unnatural prose. This would be close to my level of writing in grade-eight high school (I was not the most talented student back then).
Yasmine's Viking Saga
Write a Viking saga style poem about Yasmine, a young member of a mercenary team, who fought alongside the team with great courage and skill against overwhelming odds. Although the team was victorious, their leader died at the battle’s end. To honour Yasmine’s deeds, the team elected her to be their new leader.
Yasmine, fierce and brave,
A shield maiden, fierce and true,
With sword in hand, she fought and saved
Her mercenary crew.
Against odds that seemed insurmountable,
She stood tall and unafraid,
With courage and skill, undeniable
She led her team to raid.
With her shield held high, she fought
And her enemies did cower,
For Yasmine’s skill and valor brought
Victory in that fateful hour.
But as the battle came to an end,
Their leader fell in defeat,
And so the crew did choose to befriend
Yasmine as their new chief.
So let her deeds be told with pride,
And let her name be sung,
For Yasmine, the fierce shield maiden,
Is a warrior among.
An interesting response. Needs work. Not what I was expecting, but I forgot to indicate the battle (time period) was set in the late 1980s…I got the request idea from the 2000s edition of the Warhammer 40K Space Wolf Codex, and the tale of Wolf Priest Ulrik the Slayer…
Update: Thought this video about ChatGPT could be interesting, for a business perspective.
I also had a glance at some ASX-listed AI development companies. At least one is specialising in using ChatGPT (or similar software) for future business-to-business correspondence, marketing and sales. With a few years refinement some entry-level office jobs might vanish.
Another update: Krista's letter to her brother
Write a letter from Krista, a twelve year old girl, to Gur, her eighteen year old brother. Krista congratulates Gur for his graduation into the paratroopers, and Krista thanks Gur for always looking after her when their parents were working overseas.
I wanted to take a moment to congratulate you on your graduation into the paratroopers. I know how hard you have worked to get to this point and I am so proud of you. I can’t wait to hear all about your training and experiences.
I also wanted to take a moment to thank you for always looking after me when our parents were working overseas. I know it wasn’t easy for you, but you always made sure that I was safe and happy. You truly are the best brother a sister could ask for.
I hope you know how much I love and appreciate you. I am so grateful to have you in my life and I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you will accomplish in the future.
At first I thought this letter would be too formal / professional for a young girl. But my character Krista is highly-educated (multi-lingual by the age of six, taught herself the violin at eight), so this response is plausible. I also asked for a more informal letter and, to me, it was way out of Krista’s character. Note that ChatGPT copied subject phrases from the request without adapting age-appropriate vocabulary.
The second response:
I just wanted to give you a big congrats on graduating into the paratroopers! I know how tough it’s been, but you did it! I can’t wait to hear all about your training and the crazy stuff you’ll be doing.
And I also wanted to say thanks for always being there for me, especially when our parents were away. You always made sure I was cool and took care of me. You’re the best big brother anyone could ask for.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I love and appreciate you a lot. You’re an amazing brother and I know you’re gonna do great things.
…I doubt there’s any possible scenario where Krista would say ‘peace out’…