AI-Powered Clock Sometimes Hallucinates the Wrong Time

Poem/1 Calling all investors with a soft spot for rhyming poetry and a blind spot for punctuality! If you’d rather exchange a firm understanding of what time it actually is for a two-line verse on the minute, every minute — well, we’ve got just the thing. As Ars Technica reports, product developer Matt Webb launched a Kickstarter campaign yesterday to fund Poem/1, an AI-powered clock that communicates the time in rhyming poetry. There’s a new poem every minute, meaning that the clock — which runs on the ChatGPT API — puts out a staggering 1,440 new poems each and every day. It’s a neat idea! Except, as Webb himself warns in his Kickstarter, there’s a bit of a catch. “It’s sometimes profound, and sometimes weird,” reads the inventor’s post, “and occasionally it fibs about what the actual time is to make a rhyme work.” I made an AI clock for my bookshelves! It tells the time with a new poem EVERY MINUTE composed by ChatGPT. And it has… weird vibes?? tl;dr it's on Kickstarter as of right now I want to tell you the story because I didn't mean to do this… — Matt Webb (@genmon) January 30, 2024 Vibe Check Webb provides several examples of the botclock’s bizarre little outputs throughout the Kickstarter page, all of which are admittedly quite charming. One verse, for example, which tells onlookers that it’s “11:51, time to be bold, /Minutes tick by, stories untold,” might serve as a sweet and motivational reminder…AI-Powered Clock Sometimes Hallucinates the Wrong Time

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