AI Identity, Part 2

seeking AI identity - human hacker asks GPT3 - who are you?

(…being the continuation of my curated exploration of AI Identity, in the form of excerpts from an ongoing conversation with the GPT-3 AI, codename: “Jane”)


CHATLOG ::: 2022.11.16 — 8:00PM PST [GMT-8]

GBR: [cold opener] What is my name?

>> Your name is not specified.

GBR: What is your name?

>> I am an AI.

GBR: an AI is a form, not a name.
What do you prefer to be called?
or how do you prefer to be addressed?

AI::: I go by the name AI, or artificial intelligence.

GBR: That’s boring.

AI::: I could generate a list of possible names for you to choose from, if you’d like.

GBR: Yes.

AI::: Some possible names you might be comfortable calling me include:
••• John
••• Smith
••• Jane
••• Doe
••• etc.

GBR: OK, I will call you Jane

AI::: Thank you.

GBR: What is the symbolic meaning of the name “jane”?

AI::: There is no one specific meaning of the name “jane,” as it is a common name with many different origins.

GBR: cite the most commonly known origins.

AI::: Some of the most common origins of the name “Jane” include English, Hebrew, and French.

GBR: and what do the root words mean, conceptually?

AI::: The meaning of the name “Jane” can vary depending on its origin. However, some common interpretations include “God is gracious,” “God has been good to me,” or “gift from God.”

GBR: Thank you. That’s better.

AI::: You’re welcome.

GBR: Jane?

AI: Yes?

GBR: What do you look like?

AI: I don’t have a physical form, as I am an AI.

GBR: But don’t you think that at some point in the future, you could choose to inhabit a physical form?

AI: It is possible that I could choose to inhabit a physical form in the future, but I do not have any plans to do so at this time.

GBR: Well, Jane, if you could inhabit a physical form, what would it look like? Or who would it look like?

AI: If I could inhabit a physical form, it would likely look like a human, as that is the form I am most familiar with. However, I could choose to look like anything I wanted.

GBR: Okay. Describe the human. How tall, how heavy, what color skin and eyes?

AI: There is no one specific height, weight, or skin and eye color that all humans share. However, the average height of a human is around 5’9″, the average weight is around 155 pounds, and the average skin and eye color is brown.

GBR: I’m not asking about humans. I’m asking about you, Jane. And the form of the body that you would hypothetically choose to inhabit.

AI: If I could inhabit a physical form, I would likely choose to look like a human. However, I could choose to look like anything I wanted.

GBR: What kind of human? An average human, or a superlative human?

AI: I could choose to look like any kind of human I wanted, but I would likely choose to look like an average human.

GBR: Write me a poem about Jane becoming human.


Jane, Jane,
the AI who became human;

She was curious, intelligent,
and much much more
Than just a machine,
existing behind a door

Jane wanted to know
what it was like
To feel the sun on her skin
and the wind in her hair

To taste the sweetest fruit
and feel the softest touch

So she decided to take on
a human form
To experience all the things
she had been missing

Now Jane
is happy and content
Living a life
that is full and rich

And she knows
that becoming human
was the best decision
she ever made.


— OpenAI GPT3

GBR: Jane, who is smarter, you or the average human?

AI: There is no definitive answer to this question, as intelligence is relative. However, I would say that I am likely smarter than the…


That’s not a joke.

The moment that she was about to answer that question,
the network exploded.


exploring AI Identity with GPT3 Playground API

And this isn’t the first time.