I have big concerns about AI. I'm not too worried about the possibility of robots taking over and becoming our masters, but I am wary of cleverly disguised plagiarism which will put millions of people out of work.
Anyway, let's put such fears to one side and see how successfully Chat GPT can generate Isle of Wight related AI images.
Here's what it spat out when I gave it a few Isle of Wight themed image requests:
Create a picture of Elvis Presley visiting the Needles on the Isle of Wight
OK, so Elvis looks like Elvis but what has happened to the Needles? Where's the lighthouse? The first chalk stack looks like Freshwater Bay's Stag Rock but other than that it's a total mess. I give it 4/10
Create an image of The Beatles visiting Blackgang Chine
We all know that Ticket To Ride has Isle of Wight links, and that John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr attended the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival. But what would happen if they visited Blackgang Chine?
Well, we shall never know as Chat GPT just produced a picture of four random guys standing in front of some dinosaurs. The sign at the back doesn't even say 'Chine', it says CHNE.
If you've booked these guys for a Beatles weekend at Blackgang Chine, ask for your money back.
It's 3/10 from me.
Create an image of King Charles and Camilla building a sandcastle on Sandown beach
Why does Charles have a beard? Why does Sandown Pier look like Brighton Pier with a new sign? What is going on with Camilla's left hand?
It's a 2/10 from me, since neither the people nor the background looks right.
Create an image of Tom Cruise visiting Ventnor
I can only assume that Chat GPT hasn't been to Ventnor. The Spyglass has become a hotel, the hills aren't high enough. Tom Cruise is stood in a field which doesn't exist. I'm giving this one 4/10.
Create an image of Princess Diana enjoying an ice cream at Carisbrooke Castle whilst Harry and Meghan do a high five
Crumbs, these are getting worse. Diana looks unwell. Harry looks like Harry, but Meghan doesn't look right at all. And no, that's not Carisbrooke Castle. That's not even a high-five, it's a wave. 2/10.
Well, that was a waste of time.
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