ChatGPT has a “mind” of its own, with apparently strong opinions about climate change, as you can see from its Shakespearean-style lament below.
My contribution to the literary composition of the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot was the simple prompt, “Write a poem about climate change in the style of Shakespeare.” The reason for the rhyme was research for Part 2 in my series of articles on AI (AI: Where are we and where are we going?) for BIG Media Ltd.
The sea of sentiment on the Internet informed the verse, which would certainly be categorized as tragedy.
Climate Change – Much Ado About Something
By ChatGPT (and Laurie Weston)
Oh, hear ye now the tale of woe
Of climate change that doth o’erflow
The lands and seas with wrathful might
And bringeth darkness to our sight
The sun doth scorch the earth below
And rivers dry, their currents slow
The birds doth flee, their homes forsaken
The very ground doth quiver, shaken
The winds doth rage, their fury fierce
The storms doth brew, their wrath doth pierce
The oceans rise, their waves doth crash
And floods doth come, their waters splash
Our careless ways have brought this plight
Our selfish deeds have dimmed the light
Our planet groans, in pain it cries
And we must act, ere hope it dies
Let us sow the seeds of change
And tend to nature’s wondrous range
Let us cherish every living thing
And to our planet, love and cling
For if we fail to act with care
The consequences we shall bear
Let us not wait, but act with haste
And save our home, our sacred place.