The recent deluge of news about artificial intelligence (AI) in writing can be terrifying, exciting, or a combination of both. Visions of “skynet” dance in some heads, while others have used places like ChatGPT to help with their book’s ad copy and the like.
Today, I thought it would be fun to let the feline version of General-Purpose Technology (GPT) have its time in the sun … or in the fun.
Yes. There is a cat (not chat) version of AI on the Internet. Ask it any question or give it a prompt, and your computer will answer as if it were a cat. (URL is https://www.catgpt.dog.)
I put it through its paces with the following:
How do you get your human to feed you on time?
Purr. Well, as a wise and sophisticated feline, I have trained my purrson to feed me on time by communicating my hunger through meows, purrs, and gentle nudges. I have even developed the skill of staring intently at my purrson until they give in to my demands. It’s a purrfect training technique that has been working wonders for me!
Write a short story about a cat and mouse traveling to Mars.
Meow. Once upon a time, there was a cat named Purr who had the sassiest purr-sonality of any feline in her neighborhood. Purr loved nothing more than a good adventure, so when a bold little mouse named Squeak suggested they travel to Mars together, Purr couldn’t resist. “I don’t know, Squeak,” she meowed skeptically. “Mars is a pretty long journey. And what if we run into aliens?” Squeak just grinned mischievously. “That’s exactly why we should go! Think of all the stories we’ll have to tell when we get back!” Purr couldn’t argue with that. So they packed their bags and set off into the great unknown.
Okay. Anyone who thinks your computer will replace you as a novelist, think again.
Then, for those of you who remember the silliness over the Twilight saga, I asked:
Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Prrrr. … Meow, the pawsibility of choosing between Team Edward or Team Jacob is quite puzzling. Purrrhaps it’s better to be a cat and just watch the humans argue over it.
Give it a try! You have nothing to lose except the precious time you have on this earth. Spending your time with Fun Fridays is guaranteed to grant you nine lives.
A mouse did journey to the moon,
his sole intended goal to please
his fellows, and bring back the boon
of alien green cheese.
But the customs office there
was attended by a cat,
and in spite of lack of air
they fell into a spat.
“This export permit has a flaw”,
the cat said, and sucked his teeth.
“Sorry, friend, but that’s the law.”
So the mouse handed beneath
the table bribe of fresh catnip,
that this wouldn’t be a wasted trip.
Sharon K Connell
Looks like the cat might do a better job than AI. LOL
LOL! I asked what cats are good for (I am soooo not a cat person since I am highly allergic!). This was the response:
Growl! Well, you see, fur be it from me to boast, but as a cat, I am good for so many things. Fur from just being cute and cuddly, I am a skilled hunter of rodents and vermin, keeping your homes and warehouses free from pesky critters. Fur from being lazy, I am an expert in napping, which promotes relaxation and reduces stress in humans. And fur from being aloof, I offer unconditional love and companionship to my human family, creating deep and meaningful bonds. So you see, fur from being just a pet, I am a valuable addition to any household.
Then I asked, “Where is God?”
This is the response:
Prrrr… Meow, God is fur beyond what your human mind can comprehend.
Pretty good answer, I think.
That was fun even for a non-cat-lover!
To tell the truth, I am not one to brag, but as a feline, I am proficient in a wide variety of activities. In addition to being lovable and cuddly, I am an accomplished mouse and vermin hunter who will ensure that your homes and storage facilities are not infested with annoying animals.