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Source: Midjourney, prompt by the author

They already treat us like a prompting engine

Helge Tennø
Sep 24, 2023

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In the Gaslit Nation interview with Cory Doctorow he describes a conversation he had with a screenwriter sharing that they (the creative writers) have been treated like large language models for a long time.

My point being; that if we are acting, operating or working like computers already then no surprise if they replace us. We need to bring our creativity, curiosity, surprise and joy to work.

Doctorow — ‘ “They already treat us like a prompting engine.” Like, make me ET [the 1980’s Spielberg movie], but the hero is a dog. And there’s a car chase in the second act.” And then they come back and they’re like, “Can you add a love interest?” Right? And this is just how you prompt a language model, right?’

https://www.gaslitnationpod.com/episodes-transcripts-20/2023/08/23/cory-doctorow-interview-part-1

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