ChatGPT: What Makes a Great Magician?
By Andi Gladwin - Thursday, December 8, 2022
ChatGPT is a new AI service created by OpenAI (a company founded by AI genius Sam Altman our overlord Elon Musk and a fantastic team of digital futurists) that has been trained to read and interpret the internet in natural language. It's not hyperbole when I say that this AI is one of the biggest leap forwards in AI technology ever invented. It's a game changer and will almost certainly be recgonised in the history books as the sea-change in natural language AI.
Nerdy stuff over. I wanted to know what it could tell us about magic. So I asked it a simple question: "How can I become the best magician?" I think you'll be impressed by its answer. I certainly was:
If you want to become an excellent magician, there are a few steps you can take:
Practice, practice, practice. Becoming an excellent magician takes a lot of hard work and dedication, so it's important to practice your magic tricks regularly.
Learn from other magicians. Watch videos of other magicians performing, and read books and articles on magic to learn new tricks and techniques.
Join a magic club. There are many magic clubs and organizations where you can meet other magicians and learn from them.
Perform for friends and family. Start by performing for friends and family members to get comfortable performing in front of others.
Entertain at local events. Look for opportunities to perform at local events, such as fairs, festivals, and parties. This will help you gain experience and build your reputation as a magician.
Keep learning and improving. As you gain experience, continue to learn and improve your skills. This will help you stay fresh and engaging for your audience.
That wasn't enough. I wanted more, so I asked the AI to "keep going" and here's what it told me:
In addition to the steps I mentioned above, there are a few other things you can do to become an excellent magician:
Be original. One of the keys to being an excellent magician is to have your own unique style and approach to magic. Don't be afraid to be creative and come up with your own tricks and routines.
Be confident. Confidence is an important quality for any magician to have. When you're performing, make sure you believe in yourself and your abilities, and this will help you engage your audience and keep them interested in your performance.
Be professional. As a magician, you're in the entertainment business, so it's important to be professional in all aspects of your work. This means showing up on time, being well-prepared, and presenting yourself in a polished and professional manner.
Be engaging. An excellent magician is someone who is able to engage and entertain their audience. This means being energetic, enthusiastic, and interactive with your audience, and making sure they are having a good time.
Be adaptable. No two audiences are the same, so it's important to be able to adapt to different situations and audiences. Be prepared to adjust your routines and tricks to suit the audience you're performing for, and be flexible enough to change things on the fly if needed.
Overall, becoming an excellent magician requires a combination of hard work, dedication, and a passion for magic. With the right mindset and approach, you can become an excellent magician and entertain audiences of all ages.
It's no Strong Magic, but I think you'll agree that ChatGPL knows exactly what it takes to be a great magician.
This is a pretty basic use of the AI, so I couldn't resist to make it work a little harder. I asked "Tell me the top five things I need to know about magic in the style of a cowboy" and here's what I got:
Y'all ready to be amazed? A good cowboy magician knows how to get his audience riled up and excited for a spellbinding show.
Keep your eyes on my hands. A cowboy magician uses sleight of hand and misdirection to perform incredible feats that will leave you scratching your head and wondering how it was done.
This here is a magic trick. A cowboy magician knows how to use props and objects to create illusions that will bamboozle even the savviest of audiences.
Hold onto your hats, folks. A cowboy magician knows how to put on a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat, with surprises around every corner.
Are you not entertained? A cowboy magician knows that a good performance is all about engaging the audience and making sure they have a good time. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be entertained like never before.
Tomorrow I'll share the results of how I pushed the AI in a totally different direction. Check back then.
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