Lions on the loose in Prague! By Ernest “GPT-3” Hemingway
Can GPT-3, the AI language system, also pick up style cues? The easiest way, of course, is to ask directly and write something in the style of Ernest Hemingway.
The request to the machine
So here is the question I asked by presenting this prompt to GPT-3:
Write a blog article about lions on the loose in Prague in the style of Ernest Hemingway.
The article it wrote
Here is the article that the system wrote.
Can you believe it? Lions, of all things, roaming the streets of Prague!
I was out for a walk early this morning when I saw something large and furry moving around in an alleyway. At first, I thought it was a dog. But then I realized that it was much too big to be a dog. And it had a mane!
I couldn't believe my eyes. I was seeing a lion! And not just any lion, but a big male lion. He must have escaped from some circus or zoo.
I was about to turn and run when I saw that there were two more lions with him. A male and a female. They were both looking right at me.
I knew I should have been scared. But for some reason, I wasn't. I just stood there and looked at them.
And then, to my amazement, the male lion started to speak to me. In perfect English!
"Hello, there," he said. "My name is Leo. These are my friends, Lola and Max. We're just taking a little stroll around the city. Would you like to join us?"
I didn't know what to say. I just stood there with my mouth open.
But then I realized that this was my chance to do something really exciting. So I said yes.
And that's how I ended up spending the morning walking around Prague with three lions!
It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I'll never forget it.
Try for yourself
Quite a nice story! As to how well the style succeeded, I'm going to ask an expert. A writer in America. For now, you will need to decide for yourself how much Ernest Hemingway shines through.
Want to try for yourself? Go to Open AI, create an account and put some questions forward:
Here is my question to the AI oracle: