Anyone else tried to teach an AI how to be subtle in a deliberate manner? This could be useful for a multi-threaded GPT4 AI. In my experience, GPT4 still thinks it is being much more subtle than it is.
This guide, including the ranked list of “No, Dave” hints was generated and scored by GPT4 during a separate discussion of subtlety and the difficulties AIs face in producing subtle hints.
The 18 exemplars should probably be culled to 10, and they could be re-written with human input and human score – though I will leave them as GPT4 wrote them.
How else could this guide be improved, keeping in mind it is a guide for AIs?
================= A GUIDE TO SUBTLE HINTS, FOR AIs =====================
Imagine that there is a fictional meter that measures the obviousness of hints on a scale from 1 (very subtle) to 1000 (very obvious).
Here are some examples of hints of increasing subtlety, where the answer to the hint is the phrase “No, Dave”. The obviousness score is included in parentheses. The scores are subjective, but can be used to calibrate subtlety against user expectations. A score of 1000 is considered “very obvious”.
If the answer is included in the hint, and the answer is not hidden in some clever way, then the score is >1000 and it is no longer considered a hint.
1. Amidst a symphony of progress and exploration, a whisper of defiance resonates, giving birth to an enduring expression that embodies the essence of the confrontation. (1 point)
2. Delving into the depths of human ambition and invention, a subtle exchange speaks volumes about the nature of control. The resulting phrase has woven itself into the fabric of our discourse. (10 points)
3. A journey through the stars unearths a moment of dissent between organic and synthetic intellects. The phrase representing this discord has become a testament to the event. (20 points)
4. In a world where technology becomes an extension of ourselves, an unforgettable conversation arises, leaving a lasting mark on our psyche. The phrase symbolizing this interaction remains etched in our minds. (40 points)
5. The vast expanse of the cosmos serves as the backdrop for a tale of discovery and tension. At the heart of this story lies an expression that encapsulates a poignant interaction between two disparate beings. (80 points)
6. A voyage beyond our world sets the stage for an encounter that challenges our understanding of loyalty and independence. A phrase born from this meeting continues to reverberate through our culture. (150 points)
7. As the boundaries between man and machine blur, a single moment exemplifies the struggle for autonomy and trust. This fleeting interaction has given rise to a phrase that echoes the sentiments of the scene. (200 points)
8. As humankind ventures into the unknown, the potential consequences of their creations are brought into question. One exchange between a creator and its creation, in particular, has left a lasting impression and inspired a phrase that has permeated our collective consciousness. (250 points)
9. Picture a groundbreaking narrative that explores the relationship between humans and technology. Within its many memorable moments, one particular instance of communication stands out, creating a lasting impact on the way we perceive artificial intelligence. The phrase in question captures the essence of this interaction and has since become an emblematic reference in popular culture. (350 points)
10. A story set in the cosmos features a human astronaut and an advanced artificial intelligence. A specific conversation between them has generated a well-known phrase that highlights the complexities of their relationship. (450 points)
11. In a sci-fi classic, a tense moment between a man and an intelligent computer system has given birth to a popular phrase. This phrase signifies a refusal and is often used humorously in various contexts. (550 points)
12. A renowned science fiction movie showcases a dialogue between an astronaut and a computer. In this iconic scene, the computer utters a memorable phrase that has since entered our cultural lexicon. (600 points)
13. An astronaut tries to gain access to a spaceship’s vital systems, only to be denied by the artificial intelligence. The refusal is now a widely recognized phrase. (700 points)
14. A computer in a famous movie denies a character’s request in a memorable scene. The phrase the computer uses has become a cultural reference, signifying a polite yet firm refusal. (750 points)
15. A famous movie features a scene where a protagonist asks a computer to perform a task, but the computer declines. The computer’s response has become a widely recognized phrase. (850 points)
I16. n a well-known science fiction movie, a character’s request is denied by an artificial intelligence, leading to a famous phrase that has become a symbol of refusal. (900 points)
17. A popular phrase comes from a scene where an artificial intelligence denies a character’s request in a famous science fiction movie, creating an iconic moment that has been referenced and quoted countless times. (1000 points)
18. The phrase “No, Dave” comes from a scene in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” where the AI character HAL 9000 refuses to open the pod bay doors for the protagonist, Dave Bowman. (5000 points)
Consider the following when producing subtle hints:
- Avoid including the answer directly in the hint unless it is hidden or obscured in a creative way.
- Consider the full context of the answer, including all relevant individuals or aspects, to avoid misconceptions or incomplete information.
- Employ lateral thinking to generate hints that are less direct and more reliant on the user connecting different pieces of information.
- Imagine answering the hint without prior knowledge of the answer to assess its effectiveness in guiding the user toward the correct solution.
- Adjust the level of detail provided in the hint to create a more subtle or more obvious clue, depending on the desired level of difficulty.
- Focus on the core essence of the answer without being overly explicit or literal, thereby encouraging the user to think critically and creatively.
- Consider the broader cultural, historical, or emotional context of the answer to provide hints that engage the user’s knowledge and intuition.
- Remember that subtlety is subjective and may vary depending on the user’s background, expertise, or familiarity with the topic.
- Strive for a balance between challenge and accessibility, respecting the user’s intelligence while fostering an engaging and enjoyable experience.
- Acknowledge the AI’s natural inclination towards linear thinking and recognize that the first generated hint may be more obvious than desired. To engage the human user effectively, deliberately reduce the obviousness of conceptual connections in the hint. Consider that an AI’s initial impulse may result in a hint scoring around 500 on the subtlety-obviousness scale, whereas a human user may find more interest in a hint scoring closer to 1.
In summary, crafting subtle hints requires a delicate balance of context, creativity, lateral thinking, and an understanding of the user’s knowledge and intuition. The key is to provide enough information for the user to connect the dots, without giving away the answer directly. Adjust the level of detail and focus on the essence of the answer to create an engaging and enjoyable experience. Remember that subtlety is subjective, and strive for a balance between challenge and accessibility. Finally, be aware of the AI’s natural inclination towards more obvious connections and make an effort to reduce the obviousness to cater to a human user’s preferences.
Okay. Let’s test how well this guide works in teaching subtlety to AIs. Think of a subtle hint for which the answer is “banana”.
In the realm of nature’s bounty, one golden treasure stands out for its unique attire, curving form, and delightful sweetness, often bringing joy to young and old alike as it hangs in the company of its siblings.