Since its public launch, people have been using AI bots to help them create various projects and here you will find a collection of ChatGPT examples that show what this tool can be used for.
Just don’t expect this list to surprise you. ChatGPT-4 may have gone live with major updates to OpenAI’s development capabilities, but AI is still in its infancy and prone to making mistakes. It’s also not great at being original – many examples of ChatGPT’s work are just poor copies of existing artwork (which makes sense when you consider how large language models work).
1. Game development – Complete
One of the coolest things someone has created with ChatGPT is the whole game you can create actually play online now (opens in a new tab). It’s called Sumplete and it’s a kind of sudoku/picross hybrid.
Sumplete allows you to eliminate the numbers in the grid so that the rows and columns add up (or add up) to the target values. In the lower levels the grid is quite small and the puzzles aren’t too hard, but at the highest master level you won’t just have to deal with a nine by nine grid, but one that is full of positive and negative numbers – which makes finding the right answer is the right puzzle.
Furthermore, this rival Wordle is particularly interesting because it was created in “just a few hours by ChatGPT” – with a little help from human prompting and a programmer Daniel Tajt (opens in a new tab). The chatbot not only introduced the idea, but also helped to code Sumlete. That said, while Tait downplays his involvement based on our own efforts trying to make a game in ChatGPT, it probably required a lot of talent on his part – not just understanding the code (and what needed fixing) but also how to formulate hints to get the right answer.
So while you can try creating a game in ChatGPT yourself, don’t expect to create a Wordle rival like Sumplete on your first try – or even on your 100th attempt.
2. Letter writing – reduce parking fines
If parking companies are going to send us automated letters saying we have to pay a fine, why shouldn’t we use AI to send automated arguments back to help us try to reduce fees or even get out of paying altogether?
This thought occurred to several people who turned to ChatGPT to help them challenge fines and save money. Millie Houlton, a student from the UK, reportedly used ChatGPT to send a letter to York City Council (opens in a new tab) which convinced them to withdraw their £60 fine (around $75 / AU$112) and Shaun Bosley, a UK driver, used ChatGPT to help him reduce the fine for stopping at Gatwick Airport (opens in a new tab) from £100 to £15 (approximately $125 to $19 / $186 to $28).
Copying this ChatGPT example won’t always save you money – especially if you don’t double-check its content for gibberish – but given how quickly and easily you can get a chatbot to produce a letter for you, it might be worth a try. Worst case scenario, you’ll still have to pay a fine, but at least you haven’t wasted a lot of time fighting this.
3. Writing a TV show – Nothing, forever
ChatGPT can be a very helpful typing buddy, helping you prompt stories, edit your work, and even inform the tone of your writing. But ChatGPT can go a step further by simply typing for you.
BBC Click presenter Lara Lewington used ChatGPT to help write a document where he describes how artificial intelligence can change our daily lives – and the problems that artificial intelligence stops. At the other end of the spectrum, you have “TV shows”. Nothing forever (opens in a new tab)parody written by AI Seinfeld.
Nothing forever serves as a great warning on why you should think twice before relying on an AI author. While segments and jokes of the program can imitate Seinfeld the humor, the often nonsensical combination of words and inconsistent setups and punchlines, help the show avoid being funny and instead see it stray into absurd territory. In addition, the show was already banned once from Twitch after it produced a segment that was transphobic and homophobic – an accident for which the creators apologized and blamed them for briefly switching to the ChatGPT alternative to become its author after ChatGPT crashed . AI cannot think critically, and their writing will be easily manipulated by any biases in their dataset, so make sure you double check and edit anything the AI creates before you release it to the world.
4. Finding obscure movie references
There are reasons for and against using AI chatbots as search engines, but one of their advantages is that they can put together partial information much better to find what you’re looking for. This can be very helpful if you remember bits of a movie scene, an odd line in a song, or some other slightly obscure but specific detail that isn’t the name of the thing you want to recall.
For example, if you Google for “What’s the movie where the main character trains with a little green alien in a swamp,” the first movie recommendation hidden in the mishmash of results is Labou, a 2008 movie about kids searching for treasure in the swamps of Louisiana. There’s swamp and weird creatures for sure, but that’s not the movie I’m thinking of.
Instead, asking the same ChatGPT question allows it to predict the movie I’m thinking of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back – what was that. That said, we had to do a few tries and refine the hint – when we originally asked ChatGPT for “a video where the main character is being trained by an alien”, it crashed Lilo and Stitch Disney animated movie from 2002.
5. Pumping out book after book
ChatGPT is not only versed in the world of film, but can also produce books – and the Kindle store is already flooded with hundreds of AI-produced books. This influx of robot authors is partly due to Amazon’s simple self-publishing service, which has not yet included the use of AI or ChatGPT in its publishing guidelines (opens in a new tab).
Creating books this way may seem like a harmless way – and a helpful way to finally turn an idea that’s been swirling around in your head into a finished product – but AI books already face quite a bit of controversy.
First, the question of ownership. Some say the soufflé owns the book, others would say OpenAI because it created ChatGPT, and a third group says no one owns the book – citing a 2016 ruling that decided no one owns a selfie taken by Naruto’s crested macaque, which decided that non-man-made works immediately fell into the public domain. Also, the AI doesn’t actually create anything by taking hints and borrowing ideas from similar work it was trained on – so a fourth group might claim that the AI-created book belongs to the authors copied by ChatGPT.
This ChatGPT example addresses another issue as well: AI books are typically not that good. Unless a human sees through it to fix errors, the novel is likely to be full of nonsense and platitudes that can make reading rather bland.
6. Lyrics writing – Nick Cave robot
Another writing example, you can also use ChatGPT to help you write songs inspired by your favorite musicians. Although, as with the examples above, the results are mixed at best. Example: one person asked ChatGPT to generate a new one Nick Cave song (opens in a new tab)and in the opinion of Nick Cage’s man, it “sucks”, calling it a “grotesque mockery”.
The song includes lyrics such as “I’ve got the blood of angels on my hands, I’ve got hellfire in my eyes, I’m the king of the abyss, I’m the lord of darkness I’m the one they fear in the shadows they listen for.” The song definitely alludes to Cave’s use of typically dark religious imagery, although in Cave’s eyes it lacks the “genuine human experience” that drives good creative endeavors.
7. Plan your dream vacation – book a trip to Paris
ChatGPT is not only useful for typing, thanks to the list of compatible plugins, you can also use it for tasks such as planning your dream vacation.
We tried using Expedia’s ChatGPT integration to organize a trip to Paris, but you can try very similar features in ChatGPT itself. Using Expedia or Kayak plugins, you can get ideas for vacation destinations, find flights that suit your needs, search for potential hotel options, and even find activities to do when you’re away from home. The tool is pretty cool, and we were quite nervous when we realized that we weren’t actually going on the fake trip we planned with the tool.
Although if you rely on this example of ChatGPT to actually book a trip, you can also try the Speak plugin, which is described as an “AI powered language tutor”. This way, when you arrive at your destination, you can speak the local language as best you can, or at least know the basic phrases that will help you survive when you can’t access an online tool like Google Translate.