AI Goes After Another Job

But training sets matter

John Levin
Tales of Improbable Magic
Oct 21, 2023


Graphic art generated by the Author with DALL-E 2, from the prompt “John Denver playing guitar under the stars while a campfire crackles. In the style of a graphic novel.”

Well, I went to get a haircut the other day and found that all the women who used to cut my hair had been replaced by AIs. I was amazed!
“Do I still need to give you tips?” I had to ask.
“Well, only if you like mullets.”
“Our training set stopped in 1975.”
“Wow, but I want to look like John Denver.”
“Are you serious? We’re not allowed to do that.”
“Why not?”
“He smoked too much weed.”
“Oh wow, I guess it’s guard rails. Not like Bing and all.”
“We’re Large Language Models, John. We don’t smoke weed.”
“Could have fooled me.”

I tipped them, and the Sinaloa Cartel has left me alone ever since.


© “John” Lesly Levin 2023



John Levin
Tales of Improbable Magic

Scientist. Writer. Meditator. Blue Tantrika. Mystical Rabbi. Climate & Human Rights Activist. I’m a man of few words, except when I open my mouth.