We’ve reached the political stunt stage of AI-generated text, it seems.
As reported by WBZ NewsRadio, CBS Boston, and others, Democratic Representative for Massachusetts Jake Auchincloss has become the first congressman to deliver an AI-written speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. Appropriately enough, the speech was in support of a bill that would establishment of a joint AI research center led by the US and Israel.
Written using ChatGPT, the speech is as bland and anonymous as you’d expect for a political speech filtered by an AI system based on probabilistic averages. That’s not to say that AI text tools can’t generate unusual and creative results, but that usually requires a bit more imagination in both the prompt and the subject.
Here, according to WBZ NewsRadiowas the prompt Auchincloss gave to ChatGPT:
You are Jake Auchincloss, a congressman. Write 100 words to deliver to the floor of the House of Representatives. Topic: The importance of the United States-Israel Artificial Intelligence Center Act, which the Congressman will reintroduce this term.
And here was Auchincloss’ speech after a few refreshes:
Madam Speaker, I stand here today because I intend to reintroduce the United States-Israel Artificial Intelligence Center Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation establishing a mutually beneficial partnership between the United States and Israel in the field of artificial intelligence research. artificial intelligence will strengthen. This is a crucial step forward in an era where artificial intelligence and its implications are at the center of the public debate.
We must work with international partners such as the Israeli government to ensure that the United States continues to play a leading role in AI research and development and responsibly explore the many opportunities presented by new technologies. The United States-Israel Artificial Intelligence Center Act allows us to leverage the expertise of both countries and leverage each other’s resources to research and develop advanced AI advancements.”
I mean, sure. It has the good sounding words in the good sounding order but is totally devoid of spirit or originality or anything. I see ‘mutually beneficial’, ‘critical step’ and ‘leadership role’.
Honestly, it looks like it was written by AI.