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chatGPT Wrote me a Christmas Poem

19 Dec 2022 / 11 minutes to read

Elena Daehnhardt

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What is chatGPT?

When the festive time approaches, I feel mellow and romantic. I think about what a wonderful time we are living in! I felt so excited about the newest advancement in AI, a revolutionary chatbot developed by OpenAI that chats as a human, “understands” user query and provides a human-like conversation. chatGPT is built on GPT-3, the most advanced language model today.

Why is chatGPT revolutionary? I think that the technology behind the conversational bots will be further used everywhere when we seek for information or need to have assistance. Instead of working with search keywords, as we do when searching for information, we can also use chatbots to retrieve data of interest.

Interestingly, chatGPT is much more than information retrieval. It is very creative in the way that it can generate text, so we just sit back and observe how the bot creates content of exceptionally high quality. In this post, I am going to test the current version available online [1] and ask it to write me a Christmas poem. I am so excited!

How chatGPT works?

We can quickly try chatGPT on the webpage; it is often overloaded due to many requests. The web interface is quite simple, and we just type in a message and get a reply. The bot responds in a very human-like friendly manner.

Web interface of chatGPT

Web interface of chatGPT

The Technology behind chatGPT

The chatGPT uses GPT-3 language model to preprocess and “understand” human input while providing human-like conversational responses, such as when we write in messengers. The language model is an algorithm that takes in textual information, converts it into a numeric format, and creates a magic conversation bot. The language model is learned from a large dataset of text written by people. It dictates computer what to do with the user input and what will be the response or what will be the next most probable word or sentence. If you are interested in how language models are created, check my post on poem generation with NLP using TensorFlow [2].

In fact, you can ask the chatbot about how it is created, and it will give you some general information. So I have typed my question: “How do you work?” It responded quickly:

Elena: How do you work?


I work by using advanced machine learning algorithms to process and analyze large amounts of data. This allows me to understand and generate human-like text, which I use to respond to questions and provide information. I was trained on a dataset of billions of words and phrases, and I use that knowledge to generate responses to questions and prompts. When you ask me a question or give me a task, I search through my database of information to find the most relevant and accurate response. I then use natural language processing techniques to generate a response in a way that is similar to how a human would speak or write. I am not a real person and do not have my own thoughts or feelings, but I am able to simulate conversation and provide helpful information to users. Is there anything else you would like to know about how I work?

A romantic poem about Christmas

I was curious about chatGPT even more. Will it manage to write a poem for me? So I have asked for a romantic Christmas poem.

Elena: Can you write a romantic poem about Christmas?


Certainly! Here is a romantic poem about Christmas:

As the snow falls softly from the sky,
And the world is hushed in winter's icy grip,
I find myself thinking of you and why
You fill my heart with love and warm my lips
With kisses sweet and tender.

The Christmas lights that twinkle bright
Are a reflection of the love we share,
A love that grows stronger day and night,
A love that is beyond compare.

So as we gather round the tree,
And exchange gifts with joy and cheer,
I am filled with gratitude for you,
The one who holds my heart so dear.

Merry Christmas, my love,
May our love shine bright like the Christmas lights above.

Elena: Why do you thing this poem is romantic?


This poem is romantic because it expresses the speaker's love for their partner and the way that their love is reflected in the beauty and joy of the holiday season. The imagery of the snow and Christmas lights is used to create a warm and festive atmosphere, and the language of the poem is focused on expressing affection and appreciation for the partner. The poem also conveys a sense of intimacy and connection between the speaker and their partner, as it speaks to the depth and strength of their relationship. All of these elements combine to create a romantic and heartwarming portrayal of love during the holiday season.

Is it dangerous?

Besides possible privacy issues such as getting user information and one’s interests, or information queries, we cannot totally rely on chatbot responses. The chatbot is created on a dataset which might be biased.

I have asked chatGPT about the details of its creation. It gave me a pretty general response, and the technical details are proprietary.

Elena: How many layers and neurons in your network?


As an artificial intelligence, I am powered by a large, deep neural network that consists of many layers of interconnected neurons. The specific number of layers and neurons in my network is not publicly disclosed, as it is proprietary information belonging to the company that developed me, OpenAI. However, I can tell you that my neural network is a complex and sophisticated system that was carefully designed and trained to enable me to understand and generate human-like text and provide helpful and accurate information to users. It was trained on a dataset of billions of words and phrases and uses advanced machine learning techniques to learn patterns and relationships in language. I hope that helps to give you a general understanding of my neural network, even if I can't provide more specific details. Do you have any other questions about how my neural network works or what it is capable of?

We cannot be sure should be the information be anyhow subjective and reflect primarily that data it was used to train.

What about Plagiarism?

Wait, chatGPT wrote me content. Can I use it without attributing the AI? Anyway, is it not a human? Even though chatGPT is just a tool, it was created by a team of engineers and researchers, and their work requires proper attribution. It is good to cite an AI tool referring to its developer.

Elena: How should I cite chatGPT?


If you are using GPT-3 (short for "Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3") to generate content for your blog, it is essential to cite it correctly in your work. Here is one way you could cite GPT-3 in your blog: "The content in this blog post was generated using GPT-3, a state-of-the-art language model developed by OpenAI. GPT-3 is trained on a large dataset of text and can generate human-like text in a variety of languages." Alternatively, you could use a citation style such as APA or MLA to cite GPT-3 in your work. For example, in APA style, you could cite GPT-3 as follows: OpenAI. (n.d.). GPT-3. Retrieved from https://openai.com/blog/gpt-3-apps/ In MLA style, you could cite GPT-3 as follows: OpenAI. "GPT-3." OpenAI, openai.com/blog/gpt-3-apps/. It is important to properly cite any sources you use in your work, including tools such as GPT-3, to give credit to the creators and to help your readers understand where you got your information.

I have wondered why chatGPT does not specify the data sources it was trained on. Should these data sources also be known to us? Would generated content be “Okay” in terms of plagiarism and all the ethics behind using somebody else’s work that certainly should be attributed? As usual, I have kept digging about it.

A handy tool, Originality.AI can help detect plagiarism. Even more, it can detect AI-generated content! Just be clear, this commercial tool requires a credit card for purchasing credits. Please let me know if you find the Originality.AI useful and why.

Future Development

Conversation bots will be part of our daily life in customer service or information retrieval tasks. That will surely mean some support personnel might become out of a job or need to be retrained. The future is here, and we need to be prepared for a more exciting but challenging life wherein AI is part of our daily lives. The evolution of AI will certainly impact our lives and businesses.


In this post, I shared my thoughts on chatGPT, its technology, and its possible societal implications. I also asked it to write a Christmas poem for me, which was pretty good!

Did you like this post? Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.

Posts about AI that might be interesting for you


1. New Chat (chatGPT by OpenAI)

2. TensorFlow: Romancing with TensorFlow and NLP

3. Originality.AI

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About Elena

Elena, a PhD in Computer Science, simplifies AI concepts and helps you use machine learning.

Elena Daehnhardt. (2022) 'chatGPT Wrote me a Christmas Poem', daehnhardt.com, 19 December 2022. Available at: https://daehnhardt.com/blog/2022/12/19/chatgpt-chatbot-gpt-3-openai/
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