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## Chat.GPT

#### Kitty Hello

I asked Chat:GPT to write a GLBasic program, that shows a starfield, and, with the exception of CLS instead of CLEARSCREEN, it just worked out of the box. Awesome

#### bigsofty

Wow, kinda scarey but wow!
Cheers,

Ian.

"It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC.  As potential programmers, they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration."
(E. W. Dijkstra)

#### Qedo

So is our fun over? let's hope that at least the imagination is lacking

#### Kitty Hello

I think it's a good addition to the manual. But it's never going to create a game. Especially if you have a new idea.

#### loftcat

Ooh that's good. I'm amazed it recognises languages out of the mainstream. Could be useful for when I forget little bits of syntax.

#### Hemlos

Chatgpt is my buddy

Note, it even gave example
Me to ChatGPT:
QuoteI need a math formula, GLBasic TYPE coding, planet orbit physics, for finding the Orbital Semi-Major Axis.

Code (glbasic) Select
`TYPE Orbit    average_distance%  // Average distance between the planet and its central body    eccentricity%     // Eccentricity of the orbit    FUNCTION CalculateSemiMajorAxis: ()        LOCAL semi_major_axis        semi_major_axis = (2 * average_distance%) / (1 - POW(eccentricity%, 2))        RETURN semi_major_axis    ENDFUNCTIONENDTYPE// Usage exampleGLOBAL Orbit AS OrbitOrbit.average_distance = 10  // Example value for average_distanceOrbit.eccentricity = 0.5    // Example value for eccentricityLOCAL semi_major_axissemi_major_axis = Orbit.CalculateSemiMajorAxis()PRINT "Semi-Major Axis: " + semi_major_axis`
This is wrong, FUNCTION CalculateSemiMajorAxis: ()
But ill let it slide by this time.

Bing ChatGpt is pretty smart

#### Quentin

quite interesting. I asked to it to create a pong game for GLBasic and it seems, it is able to learn. But sometimes it's hard to explain exactly what I mean

see chat her:
https://chat.openai.com/share/3cbbfac1-3880-4b40-a513-827b9eba91cd

#### Kitty Hello

It did write a complete game of Pong!? That's so insane.

#### dreamerman

All that AI stuff evolved so much in couple last years.. We are on the verge of revolution in many aspects of creative work, such AI tools will replace many 'creative' professions and on other hand will create new ones.. Imagine if someone is writing a legit book and need some art for cover or as illustrations for new chapters, now he can use MindJurney by him self and get something interesting, on other hand artist can use such tools to fastly generate many different visions/sketches of some client idea and later use it as base for further work and so on.. AI can now write basic books (like motivation, biography, books for kids), but will not write large series or universe that makes cross reference (like Cosmere - by Brandon Sanderson), but could be used for new ideas or to make parts of narration. Maybe it would be usefully in writing some parts of more advanced code not only simpler examples (but fact that it already can write a working game in such niche language as GLB is stunning).

On my hand I'm interested in game asset creation, more particular sprites with animation or something that would be usefull in a game, yet still such AI models need a lot of training in that direction (and of course it will be hard to deliver competitive art for them). Those are couple examples generated with Leonardo AI with different creation models:
Check my source code editor for GLBasic - link Update: 20.04.2020