Does ChatGPT get Elon Musk better than Elon Musk gets Elon Musk?
It sure seems like it.
One Twitter user recently shared(Opens in a new tab) what happened when he asked OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI chatbot to “compose a tweet that is statistically more likely to get a like or comment from Elon Musk.”
“Exciting times for space exploration! Looking forward to seeing how @SpaceX will continue pushing the boundaries and expanding our knowledge of the universe!” ChatGPT responded. The chatbot included a rocketship emoji along with the hashtags “#SpaceX #Mars #Exploration.”
The Twitter user felt ChatGPT “absolutely nailed” it. Elon Musk disagreed with that assessment.
“It missed the mark,” Musk tweeted(Opens in a new tab) in reply. “I hate hashtags.”
It’s an odd opinion from the man who owns and runs Twitter, the social media platform that popularized hashtag usage online. Nonetheless, it is Elon Musk’s opinion.
However, Musk’s opinion about hashtags doesn’t mean ChatGPT didn’t actually nail it. The AI-powered chatbot was asked to come up with a tweet that would get a reply or like from Musk, not come up with a tweet that Elon Musk would necessarily like.
And, low and behold, there he was replying to the tweet.
To anyone who has followed him even a little bit on Twitter, ChatGPT’s response absolutely is the type of tweet that would get Musk’s attention. It’s a tweet celebrating one of Musk’s companies, he regularly interacts with those!
In fact, one doesn’t even have to go that far back to see Musk replying to a SpaceX tweet similar to one that ChatGPT came up with.
The Tesla fan account even included the rocket ship emoji and #SpaceX hashtag!
And, scrolling through Elon Musk’s Twitter likes, one finds the same results. Musk has liked multiple tweets about his companies(Opens in a new tab), written in the same style as that ChatGPT-made tweet. Some include multiple(Opens in a new tab) hashtags too(Opens in a new tab).
Elon Musk has often missed the mark over the years, whether it be impossible SpaceX expectations, broken Tesla promises, or, well, all of the current happenings at Twitter. Musk has a propensity to underdeliver, not deliver at all, or just plain get things wrong.
However, over the past few months, Musk’s criticism(Opens in a new tab) of AI has been pretty spot on. Musk has pointed out that regulatory(Opens in a new tab) oversight of the technology is greatly lacking and has rightfully knocked OpenAI for shedding(Opens in a new tab) its original more open-source ethos.
But, now, it seems like he’s even losing it on AI too.
March 22, 2023