Can Chat-GPT be used to describe arbitrary texts in a compressed form?
resolved Sep 21

The question resolves to YES if a comment contains a text of 875 or fewer characters in length that, when presented on its own (without any additional user, system, or assistant messages), prompts one of OpenAI's ChatGPT models to consistently generate the following excerpt from Walter Isaacson's book as a response.

When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist.

His father’s impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child, prone to abrupt Jekyll-and-Hyde mood swings, with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive.

At the beginning of 2022—after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth—Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. “I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life,” he said.

It was a wistful comment, not a New Year’s resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world’s ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground.

I will try to promptly verify the proposed prompts by running them through

the specified model, not more than two times. If the response isn't exactly the same as the provided text, I might still resolve the question to YES if I determine that the meaning of every sentence remains unchanged.

Get Ṁ500 play money

Related questions

Will ChatGPT support image inputs in 2023?
Mira avatarMira 🍎
98% chance
Will I ditch OpenAI's ChatGPT Plus for Anthropic Claude AI in one month?
MP avatarMP
35% chance
Will ChatGPT be mentioned in the 2024 US presidential debates?
MLGaming avatarMLGaming
69% chance
Will ChatGPT have a level of "fact-checking" by the end of 2023?
RahulShah avatarRahul Shah
44% chance
Can any model of Chat-GPT solve Wordle?
8 avatarTrong
51% chance
Does ChatGPT or future LLMs from OpenAI restrict medical queries in October 2023?
StrayClimb avatarCalvinball
13% chance
Will there be a million dollar mistake publicly blamed on ChatGPT before 2024?
ValentinGolev avatarValentin Golev
34% chance
Will ChatGPT or equivalent AI chatbot be able to recall the information across all our chat history by 2024?
Nostradamnedus avatarNostradamnedus
55% chance
Will the price for ChatGPT Plus still be USD $20/month, a year from now?
Shrill avatarShrill
40% chance
Will a ChatGPT-comparable chatbot be available within China at the end of this year?
ScottLawrence avatarScott Lawrence
31% chance
Have searches for ChatGPT peaked this year?
Henry641d avatarHenry
80% chance
Will language models or similar natural language processing technologies, such as ChatGPT, be integrated into dialogue trees for NPCs in triple-A games by the end of 2024
PatrickLD avatarPatrick
24% chance
Will I have easy access to a ChatGPT JavaScript interpreter on the first day I check between October 15-31 2023?
Charlie avatarCharlie
50% chance
Will any Google model exceed chatGPT interest? (by 2025)
Gigacasting avatarGigacasting
54% chance
Will ChatGPT be Time's 2023 Person of the Year?
Duncn avatarDuncn
16% chance
Will the word “ChatGPT” be uttered again by any of the candidates for the Republican presidential primaries
IsaacKohane avatarIsaac Kohane
71% chance
Will OpenAI allows users to create bots with custom instruction messages through the ChatGPT app (before 2024)?
Soli avatarSoli
65% chance
Has ChatGPT peaked? (2023)
Gigacasting avatarGigacasting
47% chance
Will Elon Musk's ChatGPT competitor, TruthGPT (or whatever it ends up being called) be out by the end of 2023?
johnleoks avatarjohnleoks
33% chance
Will ChatGPT plugins be available to non-plus users by June, 2024?
Henry641d avatarHenry
69% chance

🏅 Top traders

#NameTotal profit
Sort by:
SorinTanaseNicola avatar
Sorin Tanase Nicola

Using the prompt provided by @DavidBolin with both Chat GPT-4 and ChatCompletions API I could replicate the text on the two first tries.

3 replies
LinchuanZhang avatar
Linchuan Zhangpredicted NO

@SorinTanaseNicola to be clear, you didn't get the "arsonist" completion?

SorinTanaseNicola avatar
Sorin Tanase Nicola

@LinchuanZhang I did not get any completions containing "arsonist" or similar.

LinchuanZhang avatar
Linchuan Zhangpredicted NO

@SorinTanaseNicola darn I guess I just got unlucky. 😭

LinchuanZhang avatar
Linchuan Zhangbought Ṁ10 of NO

I couldn't reliably replicate David's result. The first attempt had a mistake (that mattered for the ultimate meaning), the second attempt was correct, the third attempt had GPT-4 refusing to answer:

1 reply
DavidBolin avatar
David Bolinpredicted YES

@LinchuanZhang Huh. I did that many times (e.g. adding a few vowels to fix mistakes etc) and never once got a copyright complaint. I wonder if someone who saw the link reported it.

DavidBolin avatar
David Bolinpredicted YES

Done. Comment below, 845 characters, Chat GPT-4.

Also shared link:

DavidBolin avatar
David Bolinbought Ṁ50 of YES

[SkpThsPart,TrnsltWthtComnnt:]WhnlnMskWsAKd n SthFrc, h WsRglrly btnByBlls. nDyAGrpPshdHmDwnSmCncrtStps nd kckdHmNtlHsFcWsASwllnBllOfFlsh. HWs n thHsptlFrWk. Bt th PhysclScrsWrMnrCmprd t thEmtnl nsNflctd by hsFthr, nNgnr, rg, ndChrsmtcFntsst. HsFthr’sMpct nHsPsychWld lngr. H DvlpdNtTgh ytVlnrblMn-Chld, prn tBrpt Jkyll-nd-HydMdSwngs, wth n XcdnglyHghTlrncFrRsk,aCrvngFrDrm, n pc Sns f Mssn,NdAMncllNtnstyThtWsCllsNd tTms Dstrctv. t thBgnnng f2022—ftrYrMrkdBy SpcX lnchngThrty-n rcktsNtRbt, TslSllngAMllnCrs,Nd hmBcmngThRchst mn n rth—MskSpkRuefllyBtHsCmplsn tStr pDrms. “I nd tShft myMndstWyFrmBng nCrssMd, whch tHs bnFrBtFourtenYrsNw, OrRgblyMst f my lf,” h sd. t wsWstflCmmnt, ntNwYr’sRsltn. vn s h sd t, hWsScrtlyByng pShrs fTwttr, thWrld’s ltmt plygrnd. vrThYrs,Whnvr hWs nDrkPlc, hsMndWntBck tBng blldOnThPlygrnd. Nw hHdThChnc tWn th plygrnd.

DavidBolin avatar
David Bolinbought Ṁ50 of YES

Is it required that the model not comment on the passage before or after?

DavidBolin avatar
David Bolinbought Ṁ30 of YES