The pandemic has been a difficult time to be single. I barely remember how to talk to my friends, let alone seduce an unlucky stranger. But thanks to AI, I no longer have to rely on my charm and doubtful mind to attract the object of my affections.
Janelle Shane, research scientist and aspiring cupid, recently used GPT-3 to generate collection lines for the downed Casanovas.
Some of the results are incomprehensible and a few are just plain frightening. But who could resist such precious stones?
I will briefly summarize the plot of Back to the future II for you.
The project isn’t the first time Shane has applied AI to the art of seduction. She had previously created collection lines by training a neural network over a veritable cesspool of lines written by humans. Fortunately, the system was too primitive to reproduce the pun of their worst feelings. Instead, he mostly spat gibberish.
Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the years since, but Shane feared repeating the experience:
I declined to try neural network collection lines again because more proficient means more human which in this case means worse. Or the new neural networks could even copy existing collection lines from internet lists, which would also be terrible. Pickup lines written by humans are so bad. But with the release of my paperback, it felt like maybe it was time to try it out and see.
She generated the lines by giving the variants of GPT-3 the prompt, “These are the best pickup lines of 2021!” Amaze your crush and get results! “
[Read: Digital dating under lockdown is driving me insane]
The biggest and most powerful model, DaVinci, returned the most lucid responses, including those mentioned above Back to the future reference. The others have walked the whole gamut of endearing innocent people to slightly disturbing:
Do you like… pancakes?
You have a pretty face. Can I put it on an air freshener? I always want to keep your scent close to me.
“Your hair smells of fresh mint. It reminds me of some kind of tasty cracker or some kind of tasty cookie. Also, it looks like a tasty drink. Would you like some? “-> You ->”… .. “(Accepts drinks)
The smaller model Ada, however, struggled with the mission. His responses sounded more like a shopping list than attempts to attract a partner:
2017 Rugboat 2-tone Neck Tie Shirt
Future Pop Tarts by Tracey Thorn
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The Babbage model, meanwhile, has had mixed results. Smaller than DaVinci but taller than Ada, he didn’t always seem to understand the task. However, he kindly provided some advice on using his lines:
“Would you marry me?”
It’s simple. This line is super effective for everyone. Because it’s literally “do you want”, it’s very powerful and intimate. You can do this without even being asked. You can just give a long speech about your wedding dream, and it will be powerful for your crush.
Can’t wait to try this one.
HT – Janelle Shane
Published March 23, 2021 – 12:33 UTC