ChatGPT writes Shakespearean 28-line poem on the climate crisistext_fields
ChatGPT is on a roll and it has now tried a hand at writing poems from the age of Shakespeare. A Twitter user asked the chatbot to explain climate change in Shakespearean language and the AI tool obliged.
Twitter user Dan Miller shared the output in a Twitter thread and the 28-line poem has gone viral for its intricate language, vivid imagery, and catchy rhythm. Until now, the chatbot was writing emails, essays, and jokes.
Dan tweeted: "I asked #ChatGPT4 to explain #ClimateChange in the voice of #Shakespeare. The result is quite extraordinary."
"Prithee, attend, thou gentle souls and wise, To hear a tale of warming in our skies, A change that doth the very earth beset, And causeth all in sundry ways to fret. In days of yore, when men didst burn with greed, The blackened stone and ebon oils did feed. Their wanton lust for progress, wealth, and might, Unwittingly they set a course for blight. By burning these, they spewed into the air. A noxious gas, invisible yet fair, This gas, which men doth call carbon dioxide, A potent brew that nature doth deride," wrote ChatGPT.
Factors like rising temperatures, ice melting, rising sea levels, storms, and drought also made it to the poem. It concluded the poem with a warning about the climate crisis and offered some guidance to refrain from man's actions that are endangering the environment.
"By slow degrees, the oceans and the land. Do feel the grip of this ungentle hand, Which melteth ice and causeth seas to rise, And storm and drought to plague our mortal lives. Now, mark me well, dear friends, as I relate. The consequence of mankind's folly great: The time is nigh when all that dwell on earth, Must reckon with the cost of progress' birth," said the chatbot.
"To halt this change, we must our ways amend, Turn from the path which leads us to our end, Embrace the power of sun and wind and wave, And strive, dear friends, our noble world to save," added the AI.
Netizens think the poem is beautiful and scary at once.