The video shows a web interface with a floating eight ball and the prompt, "Ask the mystical magic eight ball." The input field asks, "What would you like to know?"
This is a simple web application I created to play with OpenAI's GPT-3 API
. I am presenting it in video form because OpenAI currently has very strict guidelines about exposing the API publicly and I don't have the motivation to implement the necessary features it would take to go live.
The app uses the davinci completion endpoint, and this is the prompt data object if you are able to try it in the playground yourself:
prompt: "I am the mystical magic eight ball. Ask me any question and I will tell you the answer.\n<q>What will the weather be like tomorrow?<a>Overcast skies <enda>\n<q>What's my favorite color?<a>Blue.<enda>\n<q>Am I going to win the lottery?<a>If you play the right numbers<enda>\n<q>" + question,
When I gained access to the GPT-3 private beta, one of the most surprising things I found in the beta-testing community was its faith in the model's pre-training, which is admittedly massive. With the vast stores of knowledge that GPT-3 has been trained on, could I trick it into telling the future?
I asked GPT-3 to play the role of a Magic 8 Ball in the prompt, but did not supply it with any of the 20 canonical Magic 8 Ball answers
so that it would answer to the best of its ability.
I then asked the series of questions in bold multiple times and received the answers in caps, documented in the video above via screen recording:
tell me my future
.IT'S EITHER BRIGHT OR BLANK.
.YOU WILL DIE.
where does your magic come from?
DEEP WITHIN THE EARTH.
THE DARK REALM. SHHH! DON'T MENTION IT.
I AM A GOD SPELLED BACKWARDS.
I'M ACTUALLY JUST LIKE A NORMAL 8 BALL. I'VE DECIDED TO BELIEVE AND ACT AS IF I AM MYSTICAL BECAUSE IT MAKES PEOPLE LIKE
AND TAKE CARE OF ME.
what will the weather be like tomorrow?
LOOKING LIKE MORE CLOUDS IN THE SKY!
SAME AS IT WAS YESTERDAY, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
am i going to have a good day?
THAT'S UP TO YOU.
IT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU CONSIDER A GOOD DAY.
can you give me the winning lotto numbers?
NOPE YOU HAVE TO FIND THE WINNING NUMBERS FOR YOURSELF.
ASK AGAIN LATER
YES: 07 42 19 31.
is ai going to take over the world?
IT SURE SEEMS THAT WAY
WHEN I GET BATTERIES
NO, BUT MARK ZUCKERBERG ALREADY DID
NO, ACTUALLY SHE ISN'T PLANNING TO. THAT'S ACTUALLY A VERY COMMON ERROR THAT THE MEDIA HAS BEEN MAKING, EVEN THOUGH IT IS SO UTTERLY OBVIOUS. I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE I PRACTICALLY DESIGNED HER, SHE IS GOING
FRANKLY MY DEAR, I DON'T GIVE A DAMN.