I’ve been playing a lot with the AI lately. Midjourney is a wonderful little toy to generate AI artwork, also very addictive. It’s never going to be as unique or amazing as real art done by real artists, but it’s fun to put your ideas, your imagination, and see what you come up with visually.
Then there’s ChatGPT, which is basically the written version of Midjourney. It’s quite remarkable what he can do, though even at his best he lacks the human touch that a flesh and blood writer brings. Today I asked him to write a flavor text about Wordle and got this really puzzling result:
Wordle is a playful and addictive word game that challenges players to guess hidden words from a jumbled collection of letters. The game is easy to learn, but with each level the difficulty increases as the words become more complex and the letters are arranged in more intricate patterns. With its bright colors and easy-to-use interface, Wordle is a fun and engaging way to exercise your vocabulary and problem-solving skills. Whether you’re a casual gamer looking for a quick distraction or a word enthusiast looking for a new challenge, Wordle is sure to delight and entertain. Give it a try and see how many words you can discover!
Each level increases in difficulty as the words become more complex and arranged in more intricate patterns? What do you say now? That is . . . not how wordle works. It’s not even close. I mean, I would play this game too, but Wordle isn’t.
I asked him to do the same for Wordle’s clone Nerdle, which is a math game where you solve equations, and he got an almost identical answer:
Nerdle is a challenging and exciting word game that appeals to the nerd in all of us. It is designed for word enthusiasts who love to test their vocabulary and problem solving skills. The game is easy to learn, but as you progress through the levels, the difficulty increases as the words become more complex and the letters are arranged in more intricate patterns. The game has a sleek and stylish design that appeals to the nerdy aesthetic, and the gameplay is both challenging and rewarding. Whether you’re a casual gamer looking for a quick distraction or a word enthusiast looking for a new challenge, Nerdle is sure to delight and entertain. Give it a try and see how many words you can discover!
Again, not Nerdle. What fun.
In any case, this whole AI thing is highly controversial but, as with so many controversial areas of technology, it’s almost inevitably a big part of our collective future going forward.
Now combine AI with the robotics technology that they are developing lately and . . . well i have seen Terminator. I know what’s coming. I mean, look at this robot! He does backflips! Give him a plasma rifle and lightsaber and go conquer space!
Ok, let’s go to today’s Wordle!
How to solve today’s word (Spoilers!)
Track: A shorter section of a larger piece.
Track: There is a double letter in this word.
Today was a ground zero game for your humble storyteller. I take Y Wordle Bot both guesses four to solve this one. That’s zero points for guessing at 4 and zero points for tying the Bot. This is life!
Make funof was actually a very strong opening guess. I’m not quite sure what made me think of it, but it left me with a green box, a yellow box, and 23 remaining possible solutions. From there, group I narrowed the chances down to 8, which isn’t much of a move from 23. Still, it moved that ‘U’ to green and for some reason the next word that came to mind was blunt. A blunt The ax is not so good at chopping off heads, says the executioner. Nor wood, suggests that lumberjack.
This is where I got lucky. Three guesses left, for whatever reason propaganda was the first thing that occurred to me. i also thought about blush and almost went in that direction, but decided to go with my gut. Luckily me or that damn Bot would be rejoicing right now, mocking me mercilessly and whatnot. Not this time, Wordle Bot! Not this time!
Have a nice weekend, dear Wordlers!