The franchise Black Mirror It is recognized for recreating, through its seasons, critical scenarios in relation to contemporary society and technology. Based on these aspects, the chapters of each installment serve as triggers to touch on multiple topics. In the ecosystem of technology and new digital resources, something relevant recently appeared: artificial intelligence served through services such as ChatGPT.
But what can happen if the creator of Black Mirror, Charlie BrookerWill you use ChatGPT to write the script for an episode of your series? Well, this scenario happened and the experience was not entirely satisfactory. Even the result, described by the author, can give rise to some reflection in relation to the use of this tool and artificial intelligence.
Black Mirroras happened at the time with The Simpson, has served to presage scenarios that, some time later, end up becoming reality. One of the closest, for example, is related to the mixed reality glasses presented by Apple. After the presentation, not a few users of social networks began to remember the production created by Charlie Brooker.
Taking into account the relationship of Black Mirror With technology and the different digital ways to access it, why not try a resource like ChatGPT? This was what happened.
Black MirrorChatGPT and the disappointment of Charlie Brooker
Until now, the last chapter of the series was broadcast on Netflix four years ago. Between that past and the present, humanity has experienced different changes in matters of entertainment and forms of consumption. Technology has played a key role, especially during the toughest months of confinement due to the pandemic by COVID-19. In this context, the sixth season of Black Mirror.
In recent months, the boom of artificial intelligence through services such as ChatGPT became popular. Charlie Brooker was not indifferent to this. in a meeting with Empirethe author described his experience with the tool: “I’ve played around with ChatGPT a bit. The first thing I did was type ‘generate episode from Black Mirror‘ and something appears that, at first glance, reads plausibly”.
To the above, the author added a nuance: “But, at first glance, it sucks. What it does is search for all the synopses of the episodes of Black Mirror and mix them. Then if you dig a little deeper, you say: ‘Oh, there really isn’t any original thought here.‘. It’s Mike Yarwood (a comedian): there’s a topical reference.” However, Charli Brooker managed to take something positive out of the experience.
Through the synopses reflected by the tool and some other tests done by Brooker, he recognized a potential opportunity for improvement. She told it like this: “I knew that I had written many episodes in which someone says ‘Oh, I was inside a computer the whole time!'” So what to do in these cases? “I thought, ‘I’m going to dismiss any sense of what I think an episode of Black Mirror is. There’s no end to having an anthology show if you can’t break your own rules.. It was kind of a nice glass of cold water in the face.”
The sixth season of Black Mirror It will be released on June 15..