Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ Creator Writes an Episode After Using AI Bot: 'ChatGPT is Sh**'
Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker experimented with using ChatGPT to write an episode of the Netflix series. However, ChatGPT lacked innovation and nuance, merely mixing up the summary of prior episodes, lacking any originality or depth.
The Netflix series Black Mirror is known for its examination of techno-paranoia and the societal effects of artificial intelligence. As the AI-generated content caught the attention of the creators of the show, writers tried to appoint ChatGPT for creating an episode. The results ChatGPT produced, however, greatly disappointed the creators.
According to Firstpost, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker recently tried writing an episode of the show using ChatGPT, a language model. However, the outcomes were unsatisfactory because the AI lacked creativity or nuance, just combining synopses from pre-existing episodes which resulted in Brooker declaring "ChatGPT is sh**".
According to Brooker, the AI-generated episode seemed believable at first glance but eventually fell short upon deeper inspection. He compared it to the work of Mike Yarwood, an impressionist comedian from the 1970s, in which current events were alluded to without any genuine originality. This experiment made clear that the technology itself did not have any restrictions; rather, they were caused by the way it was applied.
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Even with basic prompts, practical results were not seen. Nonetheless, Brooker found value in tinkering with ChatGPT, learning what to avoid in future Black Mirror episodes. In the sixth season of the program, he sought to defy expectations by testing his own beliefs about the show's narrative framework, adding a cinematic presentation, and extending the parameters of the franchise.
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