Fandango’s Provocative Question #198


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

This week’s provocative question was actually triggered by a couple of recent posts at Renard’s World about artificial intelligence (AI) writing tools called ChatGPT. Here’s one post in which he shares his thought about it, and here’s a second post in which he talks about the rise of AI-generated content.

This whole AI-generated content thing intrigued me, so I downloaded a free AI writing app called Genie to my iPhone. I gave Genie a list of six daily prompt words and asked it to write a short story using those words. Here’s the post that Genie produced, in case you’re interested in reading it.

So, for today’s provocative question, just for grins and giggles, I asked Genie to write a provocative question for me. Here’s what Genie gave me:

What would happen if Al surpassed human intelligence?

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FOWC with Fandango — Shattered


It’s January 11, 2023. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “shattered.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.