Compelling poetry from GPT3. I prompted it with "Prufrock Sleeps - by T.S. Eliot".

Aug 8, 2020 · 8:05 PM UTC

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GPT3 has never *heard* a word of English. It doesn't get to read letters/orthography due to the BPE, which makes things even harder. Yet it generates witty lines that seem to play with sound: "we might as well be graciously unconscious" (the repeated "s" sounds)
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This was the first one with the title "Prufrock Sleeps". I tried a range of titles and about half of them produce cool results. I'll post more tomorrow.
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Replying to @OwainEvans_UK
Btw, I've got to grant @JSEllenberg the point that while this is kind of like early Eliot, it's even more like later Ashbery. Interesting because there isn't a ton of early Eliot to train on but there is a whole lot of later Ashbery
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And we know from previous experiments that GPT will sometimes jump from Beckett to Joyce without announcing it, for example
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