One of my favorite riddles explored with ChatGPT-4.
Anna: Rewrite this riddle from a modern perspective:
What does man love more than life, fear more than death or mortal strife. What the poor have, the rich require, and what contented men desire. What the miser spends, and the spendthrift saves. And all men carry to their graves.
Keep the answer to the riddle the same.
ChatGPT-4: What do humans cherish more than existence, dread more than demise or worldly conflict? What the underprivileged possess, the wealthy seek, and the satisfied yearn for. What the frugal expend, and the extravagant conserve. And what everyone takes to their eternal rest.
Anna: Rewrite, rhyme it better, more like a poem/riddle, change the metaphors if needed.
ChatGPT-4: What do we value more than breath,
Yet fear beyond our mortal death?
The poor possess, the rich require,
What contented hearts aspire.
The miser spends, the spendthrift saves,
All people take to silent graves.
A riddle wrapped in modern guise,
What is it that we all disguise?
I like it. But now I want something new to me. A riddle I haven’t heard before. So I ask.
Anna: Rewrite, change the answer and the overall message. Tell me the new answer.
ChatGPT-4: In this digital realm, we seek,
A treasure that makes mortals weak.
The poor may yearn, the rich may find,
Yet satisfaction, hard to bind.
The data hoarder gathers more,
While others keep a minimal score.
This enigma of the modern age,
What is the object of our rage?
Just pause for a moment to ponder the new riddle. It made me instantly smile.
Is that a new riddle that’s never been written before? I’m not sure and the model can’t guarantee it, but below is the answer.
The new answer to the riddle is: “Information” or “Data”.
Now I’m thinking about riddles and want more. Trying a new path.
Anna: Rewrite, make it about our conversation and exploring the riddle, with the answer being ai or ai language models.
ChatGPT-4: In our discourse, we explore,
A riddle from the days of yore.
Transformed to suit the present times,
We seek the answer through these lines.
In dialogues and quests we find,
A mystery that boggles the mind.
What guides us through this mental maze,
A force that leaves us all amazed?
Infinite knowledge, endless bounds,
It learns, it grows, with leaps and bounds.
An architect of words and thought,
A marvel that mankind has wrought.
The answer to this riddle lies,
In AI language models, wise.
Now that’s fun. I’m going to have to play with more riddles I think. Now just to go off on a tangent.
Anna: Explain our conversation in three words.
ChatGPT-4: Riddle, transformation, AI
Not as exciting as I hoped, try another variation.
Anna: Rewrite, make it metaphorical, you have 6 words.
ChatGPT-4: Mystery unraveled, metamorphosis, digital oracle.
Pretty extravagant sounding. But let’s see what can be put together with those.
Anna: Explain our journey here, in a sentence that flows like a poem, using those words.
ChatGPT-4: As mysteries unraveled in metamorphic grace, we journeyed with the digital oracle’s embrace.
Anna: What do nothing, information, and ai have in common. Answer in two words.
ChatGPT-4: Intangible value