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I tried ChatGPT from OpenAI and my mind was blown by@linh
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I tried ChatGPT from OpenAI and my mind was blown

by Linh Dao SmookeDecember 2nd, 2022
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The AI was able to accurately answer questions about semi-public figures and give parenting advice, as well as emulating a literary device and providing step-by-step instructions for a recipe. It was also able to help write emails about transactional issues. However, there were some errors and the instructions for the recipe needed to be adjusted. The AI was able to generate prompts for images and TL;DR summaries for articles.
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I wasn’t around when the internet was discovered for the first time but I could only imagine this must be what it’s like to do so. Feature Image was a prompt suggested by the AI itself, “A person's mind being stretched and expanded by the limitless possibilities of artificial intelligence”. And the tl;dr above is written by it as well.


It can give quite accurate answers about a semi-public figure (someone who has decent internet footprint)

who is linh dao smooke?

Linh Dao Smooke is the wife of David Smooke, the founder of Hacker Noon. She is also a co-founder of the company and serves as the Chief Strategy Officer.

Feedback: Im actually the Chief Operating Officer but i like the Chief Strategy Officer title :-)


Its parenting advice sounds decent, like a google snippet

My almost 7 month old can only crawl backwards. When will he crawl for real?

It is normal for infants to crawl backwards before they crawl forwards. Most babies begin to crawl forwards between 7 and 10 months old. However, every child develops at their own pace and some may crawl forwards earlier or later than others. It is important to provide a safe and stimulating environment for your baby to explore and encourage them to move and develop their gross motor skills. If you are concerned about your baby's development, it is best to consult with a healthcare provider.

Feedback: I loveee how it anticipates my intention and interprets “craw for real”, considering the context, as “crawl forward”, and offers me tips on how to help my baby do so.


It is scarily good at emulating a literary device

rewrite 'row row your boat' as though you were shakespeare

Row, row, thy boat, gentle down the stream,

Merrily, merrily, thy journey's dream,

Thou dost move with grace, thy oars a-gliding,

Thy prow doth split the waves, and leave them biding.

Thy journey doth take thee to unknown lands,

Where unknown creatures do dwell in the sands,

Yet fear thou not, for thou art strong and able,

Thy boat doth hold thee, steady and stable.

So row, row, thy boat, and sing with glee,

For thou art free, and nothing can thee flee.

Feedback: just… wow.


It gives helpful step-by-step instruction for a recipe… but could be better

how do you cook seasoned cubes of tofu with an airfryer?

  1. Cut the tofu into small cubes and place them in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together your desired seasonings, such as garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
  3. Drizzle the tofu with oil and toss to coat.
  4. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the tofu and toss to coat evenly.
  5. Place the tofu in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd it.
  6. Cook the tofu at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  7. Once the tofu is crispy and golden, remove it from the air fryer and enjoy!

Feedback: I tried this and need to cook tofu longer than 15 minutes, presumably because we live on the mountains!


It basically could help you write emails about transactional stuff EASILY

I ordered a gate from amazon and it broke. I'm not happy with it and would like to return. they make the return process too long & complicated. Please write a sternly worded email complaining about this problem.

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with the gate that I recently purchased from Amazon. Unfortunately, the gate arrived broken and I am extremely unhappy with the quality of the product.

I attempted to initiate a return, but the process is overly complicated and time-consuming. I find it unacceptable that I have to jump through so many hoops to return a faulty product.

I am disappointed with the level of customer service provided by Amazon and the lack of consideration for my time and frustration. I expect better from a company of your size and reputation.

I demand a full refund for the faulty gate and a more streamlined return process in the future. I am strongly considering taking my business elsewhere if this issue is not resolved to my satisfaction.

Sincerely, [Your Name]

Feedback: sweet!!!! It anticipates my need for a “full refund” which the prompt didn’t mention. But it could also threaten actions such as "write a scathing review" or "bring this to social media"


It can help you with spreadsheet. In so many words, it teaches you the importance of VLOOKUP with an unclear prompt


help me with this google sheet problem. I have a database full of names and emails, and another database full of another set of names (some overlapping ones) and corresponding ages. I want to get the ages of the people where i can from the original database. what spreadsheet formula do I use?

To get the ages of people from the original database, you can use the VLOOKUP formula in Google Sheets. Here is an example of how to use this formula:

  1. In the first database, create a new column next to the names and email addresses. This will be where you will enter the formula.
  2. In the second database, create a new sheet.
  3. In the first cell of the new sheet, enter the formula: =VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet1!A1:B10,2,FALSE)
  4. Replace A1 with the cell containing the name you want to lookup, Sheet1!A1:B10 with the range of cells containing the names and corresponding ages in the second database, and 2 with the column number containing the ages in the second database.
  5. Drag the formula down the column to apply it to all the names in the first database.

This formula will search for the name in the second database and return the corresponding age in the first database. If the name is not found, the formula will return an error.

Feedback: this is the most amazing one. I learned the magic of Vlookup years ago and haven’t looked back since. I cannot stress enough how amazing this is.


It understands tones but comedy writers don’t have to worry yet

Write sassy, sarcastic and humorous tweets about: 1. Pam from the Office 2. Phoebe Buffay from Friends, and 3. Janet from the good place

  1. Pam from the Office: "Pam from the Office is the queen of passive-aggressive post-it notes and awkward office pranks. #DunderMifflin"
  2. Phoebe Buffay from Friends: "Phoebe Buffay from Friends may not have the best advice, but she definitely has the best hair. #Friends"
  3. Janet from the Good Place: "Janet from the Good Place is like a walking encyclopedia of all knowledge...except for the whole afterlife thing. #TheGoodPlace"

Feedback: it achieves the length and hashtag style of a tweet, the content is not as funny as someone from those shows would have written it though haha.



This AI can make other AI better!!!!!

i'm gonna need to write a prompt for AI to create an image for this article called "I tried ChatGPT from OpenAI and my mind was blown" - can you suggest a few prompts so image come out looking fantastical and surreal?

  1. An otherworldly landscape with floating islands and colorful, swirling clouds"
  2. "A futuristic cityscape with towering skyscrapers and neon lights"
  3. "A surreal scene depicting a person's mind being blown by ChatGPT from OpenAI"
  4. "A fantastical creature with multiple eyes and tentacles, representing the power of artificial intelligence"
  5. "A person's head transformed into a swirling vortex of thoughts and ideas"
  6. "A surreal landscape with twisted, distorted buildings and strange, abstract objects"
  7. "A person's mind being expanded and transformed by the power of ChatGPT from OpenAI"
  8. "A fantastical world of floating islands and strange, otherworldly creatures"
  9. "A person's mind being stretched and expanded by the limitless possibilities of artificial intelligence"
  10. "A surreal scene depicting the limitless potential of ChatGPT from OpenAI"


Feedback: this is why OpenAI does this. The network/snowball/whatever you call it effect of this technology is exponential. The feature image is HackerNoon’s Midjourney AI using Prompt number 9.