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(1) Posted by shankar ram [Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 17:48]


After the AI painting craze (,
the latest is the improved version of ChatGPT (, an AI chatbot, whose output has everyone going gaga.

I asked it about the meaning of life, and while it didn't give 42 as the answer, the actual output may satisfy quite a few!
The meaning of life is a philosophical question that has been debated throughout history. Different people have different answers to this question, and there is no one right answer that applies to everyone. Some people believe that the meaning of life is to seek happiness, while others believe that it is to fulfill a certain purpose or destiny. Still others believe that the meaning of life is something that is beyond our understanding and can only be known through spiritual or religious experiences. Ultimately, the meaning of life is a personal and subjective concept that each individual must explore and discover for themselves.

Something less profound: chess composition! This was its answer:
Chess composition is the art of creating chess problems or puzzles. A chess composition typically consists of a diagram showing the starting position of a chess problem, along with the stipulation, or goal, that the solver must achieve. The stipulation might be to checkmate the opponent's king, to capture a particular piece, or to achieve a particular position. Chess compositions can be composed for a variety of purposes, including to test a player's tactical skills, to illustrate a particular chess concept or idea, or simply for aesthetic enjoyment. Some chess compositions are quite simple and can be solved by players of all levels, while others are extremely difficult and are intended only for experienced solvers.

Not bad, really!

I then tried making it produce a few limericks. I had to correct its output a bit to convert the game references and style, but again, they look very close to a human production! Take a look:

There once was a chess composer
Who made a new problem each day
His pieces would dance
In a brilliant romance
And the knights would always have their way.

He composed problems on chess
He thought of each move with finesse
He'd sit for hours on end
And never once bend
Till his puzzles were polished and pressed.

He was a composer with a perpetual frown
Whose puzzles made the players sit down
He crafted with care
Each move with great flair
And his puzzles left them aground.
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(2) Posted by Jakob Leck [Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 21:05]
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(3) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 21:30]

The smaller the field, the better the output of AIs.
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(4) Posted by Neal Turner [Friday, Jan 13, 2023 15:41]

I upped the ante from Limerick to Sonnet, the result was scary!

Describe the selfmate genre in chess problems in the form of a sonnet.

A selfmate chess problem is quite a feat,
The task to make your foe to checkmate you;
You have to think of every single threat,
And craft a plan that in the end will do.

The board is filled with pieces both white and black,
Your moves must be exact and quite precise;
You'll need to plan each move and then attack,
To checkmate your own king in the same vice.

Your pieces must be placed in clever ways,
To make your foe to meet a forced mate;
Your traps and tricks will win you praise,
If you can solve the task and seal his fate.

Your brain will be put to the ultimate test,
A selfmate problem is one of the best!
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(5) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Friday, Jan 13, 2023 15:53]

Nice one, Neal, I like it!
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(6) Posted by Marcos Roland [Friday, Jan 13, 2023 18:35]

Wow, Marjan! Very nice and interesting. Loved it!
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(7) Posted by shankar ram [Sunday, Jan 15, 2023 08:26]

I tried it for Haikus on fairy chess:

Fairy chess pieces move
In ways beyond our knowing
Limitless play awaits

Fairy chess conditions,
Unusual moves and twists bring,
Strategies anew.

And one on chess composers:

Chess composers craft
Puzzling positions with care
Endless beauty found
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(8) Posted by Anders Thulin [Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023 17:30]

Nothing good is expected to come from critizing limericks ... but there are some formal rules that need to be observed.

A basic rule is that limericks are anapestic.

An allowed departure from that rule is that iambs may be used in some circumstances.

Any departure for those rules are faults, as bad as duals, and may only be excused if the final result has exceptional beauty.

A good introduction to the art are: (though the idea that amphibrachs are acceptable in the absence of beauty is misguided.)

(No, there are no fairy limericks.)
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(9) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Monday, Jan 23, 2023 05:04]

I just heard of Chat-GPT-LangChain which sounds very promising. It connects Chat-GPT with further tools and knowledge, from what I get.
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(10) Posted by Andrew Buchanan [Monday, Jan 23, 2023 05:40]

Given that the first feet can be truncated, and the last feet extended, any distinction between anapaests & amphibrachs seems entirely bogus. Events at lines' beginnings and ends are surely local decisions, and can't be considered to determine the meter of the whole line. Certainly, if one can claim both anapaests and amphibrachs as the meter, for completeness one should add dactyls.

A London Times crossword clue I liked a long time ago was "Return of the Dactyls", answer ANAPAESTS. In that spirit, I would love to see "Return of the Amphibrachs", answer AMPHIBRACHS :)
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