I’ve been playing around with AI a lot lately. Midjourney is a wonderful little toy for creating AI artwork – and it’s also very addictive. It will never be as unique or incredible as real art created by real artists, but it’s fun to use your ideas – your imagination – and see what you get back visually.
Then there’s ChatGPT, which is basically the written version of Midjourney. It’s quite remarkable for what it can do, although even at its best it lacks the human touch that a flesh-and-blood writer brings. Today I asked it to write a flavor text about Wordle and got this really puzzling output:
Wordle is a playful and addictive word game that challenges players to guess hidden words from a jumbled jumble of letters. The game is easy to learn, but the difficulty increases with each level as the words become more complex and the letters are arranged in more intricate patterns. With its bright colors and easy-to-use interface, Wordle is a fun and engaging way to train your vocabulary and problem-solving skills. Whether you’re a casual gamer looking for a quick distraction or a word lover looking for a new challenge, Wordle is sure to excite and entertain you. Try it and see how many words you can uncover!
With each level the level of difficulty increases as the words become more complex and arranged in more intricate patterns? say what now That is . . . not how Wordle works. It’s not even close. I mean, I would play this game too, but Wordle isn’t.
I asked it to do the same for the Wordle clone Nerdle, a math game where you solve equations and got an almost identical answer:
Nerdle is a challenging and engaging word game that appeals to the inner nerd in all of us. It was designed for word enthusiasts who enjoy testing their vocabulary and problem-solving skills. The game is easy to learn, but as you advance through the levels, the more difficult the words become, the more complex the words become, and the more intricately arranged the letters are. The game has a sleek and sleek design that appeals to the nerdy aesthetic, and the gameplay is both challenging and rewarding. Whether you’re a casual gamer looking for a quick distraction or a word lover looking for a new challenge, Nerdle is sure to excite and entertain you. Try it and see how many words you can uncover!
Again, not nerds. How funny.
In any case, all this AI stuff is very contentious, but – as with so many contentious areas of technology – almost inevitably a big part of our collective future.
Now combine the AI with the robotic technology they have been developing lately and . . . Well I’ve seen terminator I know what’s coming. I mean look at this robot! He does backflip! Give him a plasma rifle and a lightsaber and conquer space!
Okay, onto today’s Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle (Spoilers!)
The hint: A shorter section of a larger piece.
The hint: There is a double letter in this word.
Today was a zero point game for your humble narrator. It cost me and Wordle Bot both four guesses to solve this problem. That’s zero points for guessing 4 and zero points for binding the bot. So life is!
curse was actually a very strong opening estimate. I’m not really sure what brought me to this, but I had one green box, one yellow box, and 23 possible solutions remaining. From there, tuft I’ve reduced the possibilities to 8, which isn’t a great move from 23. Still, it moved the ‘U’ to green, and for some reason was the next word that came to mind bluntly. A bluntly An ax doesn’t cut off heads so well, says the hangman. More wood, this lumberjack suggests.
I was lucky here. With three guesses left, for whatever reason blurb was the first thing that came to my mind. I thought so too blush and almost went in that direction, but I decided to go with my gut. I was lucky, or this damn bot would now gloat, mock me mercilessly and so on. Not this time, Wordle Bot! Not this time!
Have a nice weekend, dear Wordler!