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ChatGPT, Can You Tell Me a Story?

generated image of nerdy sci-fi writer using AI tools to write stories

Credit: DALL-E

As generative AI tools continue to overwhelm "future of technology" discussions at every level, Communications' Senior Editor Ralph Raiola thought it might be interesting to collaborate with OpenAI's ChatGPT on an original sci-fi short story. Here's a full transcript of the process and a partially finished product.

COMMUNICATIONS: ChatGPT, would you like to write a sci-fi short story with me?


Paul Marks

Hang on a minute! Are you saying that ChatGPT did not have to go through peer review - especially Reviewer 3 - like we CACM contributor journalists? ;-) Outrageous.

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