Vladimir Putin in ASCII generated by ChatGPT, via chatgpt.art.
aiweirdness: I’ve finally found it: a use for chatGPT that I find genuinely entertaining. I enjoy its ASCII art.
I think chatGPT’s ASCII art is great. And so does chatGPT.
What’s going on here? The chatbots are flailing. Their ASCII art is terrible, and their ratings are based on the way ratings should sound, not based on any capacity to judge the art quality.
Am I entertained? Okay, yes, fine. But it also goes to show how internet-trained chatbots are using common patterns rather than reality. No wonder they’re lousy at playing search engine.
More examples, including from bing chat and google bard, at aiweirdness.com
Generative patterns made in Amstrad BASIC by Rob Manuel (of @yorecomputer fame). Posted at b3ta.com, h/t @calmdownkidder.
Casey Rodarmor produces abstract ANSI / ASCII art using neural networks:
I trained a bunch of neural networks on artscene art, and after much
tweaking and sifting through the output, this is what it produced.
Hypothetical Surface 1 by David R Garson, 1969. Computer prints made with IBM-stuff. Not sure, but it looks like text.
FatFonts Player is an easy way to generate flows of mathematical shapes, made with FatFonts. Fat fonts make higher numbers more bold. So it sort of rejoins the numeric with the visual.