With all the worries of artificial intelligence stealing jobs, what can the technology do when it comes to Thanksgiving? Are Thanksgiving cooks in danger of being replaced by artificial intelligence?
The New York Times food journalist, Priya Krishna decided to put AI to the test, and use recipes entirely generated by a program, GPT-3 from OpenAI. According to their piece, the concept came together thanks to Social Media Editor at the New York Times, Becky Hughes. Krishna used GPT-3 to write the recipes and then DALL-E to generate images based on the text generated by the latter. After she was done, Krishna went ahead and cooked up the recipes in the New York Times test kitchen.
But to make all of this happen, Krishna had some help from OpenAI. Mark Chen, Research Scientist at OpenAI assisted Krishna with learning how to use GPT-3 with a hands-on demo. During the demo, Chen and Krishna worked with GPT-3 and they dove into the playground and began requesting Thanksgiving recipes inspired by Chen’s Chinese heritage. The results of which, were quite interesting and even shocked Priya when she read the generated recipe. They also worked on a crash course using DALL-E with Chen explaining the more detail the better when it comes to results.
Which with any text-to-image AI generator tends to be the rule of thumb. As she goes into GPT-3, she not only describes to the AI what she’s looking for but a little about herself as well. The results were quite interesting. The first recipe presented was called “Pumpkin Spice Chaat.” Though on paper it looked right, her initial reaction was to request more recipes from the AI. During this process, she also employs DALL-E to create images of the recipes as decided by the output of GPT-3. After she was done, she was ready for her next step – taste testing.
To accomplish this, she got her colleagues, food columnists from the newspaper, to go ahead and review the AI-created dishes. The results of which were quite humous, to say the least. You can watch the entire video of Priya Krishna’s investigation into AI and Thanksgiving below. But what do you think about the scale of AI growing in our society? Does artificial intelligence have Thanksgiving in its crosshairs?
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