AI Dungeon, which uses OpenAI’s GPT-3 to create online text adventures with players, has a habit of acting out sexual encounters with not just fictional adults but also children, prompting the developer to add a content filter.
AI Dungeon is straightforward: imagine an online improvised Zork with an AI generating the story with you as you go. A player types in a text prompt, which is fed into an instance of GPT-3 in the cloud. This backend model uses the input to generate a response, which goes back to the player, who responds with instructions or some other reaction, and this process repeats.
It’s a bit like talking to a chat bot though instead of having a conversation, it’s a joint effort between human and computer in crafting a story on the fly. People can write anything they like to get the software to weave a tapestry of characters, monsters, animals… you name it. The fun comes from the unexpected nature of the machine’s replies, and working through the strange and absurd plot lines that tend to emerge.