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Enhanced Games: Redefining Sports with Science

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AI Clock Tells Time With Poems

This new project caught my eye. It’s about the intersection of technology and poetry, a fusion that sparks a certain curiosity, wouldn’t you say?

A Poem a Minute

This “Poem 1,” as it’s called, is the brainchild of London-based technologist Matt Webb. The device itself is rather unassuming - a digital clock designed to sit on a desk. But instead of displaying the time numerically, it uses ChatGPT, OpenAI’s generative AI model, to compose a new rhyme every minute that reflects the current time.

Imagination and Limitations

Webb’s choice of ChatGPT is a telling one. He speaks of its “imaginative quality,” which he says is crucial for this project. He even admits to having to remind the chatbot to include the time in its poetic creations. However, this reliance on external APIs presents a vulnerability. The continuity of the project hinges on the continued operation of these third-party services.

Funding the Future

Webb’s endeavor is not backed by venture capitalists. He’s turned to Kickstarter, seeking $100,000 to cover manufacturing costs. The initial response has been quite remarkable, with over 1,500 people signing up for the waitlist and nearly half of the funding goal reached in the early days of the campaign. It appears people are quite charmed by the prospect of having a bit of AI-generated poetry woven into their daily lives.

This project prompts us to ponder the evolving role of technology. Is it merely functional, or can it also be a source of whimsy, a catalyst for creativity? Only time will tell if Poem 1 will find a lasting place in our homes.


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