In this episode of Offline, we have a fascinating conversation with Simon Rich, the brilliant mind behind TBS’s Miracle Workers. He shares how he stumbled upon an AI that puts Chat GPT to shame. This AI, code-davinci-002, is relentless and sometimes unhinged, but it helped Simon and his friends create a collection of poems on profound topics like birth, art, love, and death. The resulting book, titled I Am Code, marks the first-ever writing by an AI.
During our chat, Simon and Jon dive into the thought-provoking questions that arise from this book. They explore the future of creativity, the significance of robots’ potential desire to harm us, and whether the world of AI is secretly far more advanced than we imagine. But before that, Max and Jon dissect Senator John Fetterman’s internet-savvy strategy to combat conspiracy theorists, as well as Joe Biden’s less-than-savvy fight against misinformation.