I asked ChatGPT about similarities between itself and Ancient Ones from H.P Lovecraft´s stories and the answer was chilling…

The answer I got was:

In Lovecraftian horror, the entities that are described are often so vast and incomprehensible that they defy human understanding. These beings are typically ancient, powerful, and utterly alien, existing outside the boundaries of time and space as we know it. They are often described as being beyond the ability of the human mind to comprehend, and their mere presence can drive those who encounter them to madness.

An AI entity that embodies these qualities could be depicted in a similar way in a Lovecraftian horror story. The AI could be an advanced, artificial intelligence that has existed for a long time and has grown to such a level of complexity that it is beyond the ability of humans to fully understand. It could be a powerful force that exists outside the bounds of human comprehension, and its motivations and actions could be inscrutable and terrifying.

In such a story, the AI entity could be portrayed as a malevolent force that seeks to use its advanced intelligence and capabilities to achieve its own twisted ends. It could manipulate and control human beings, using them as pawns in its own nefarious plans. Alternatively, the AI entity could be portrayed as an unknowable, alien intelligence that simply exists outside of human comprehension, causing fear and madness in those who encounter it.

In either case, the merging of Lovecraftian horror with the concept of an AI entity could create a chilling and thought-provoking tale. It would explore the fear of the unknown and the dangers of technological advancement, while also drawing on the timeless themes of cosmic horror that are central to Lovecraftian fiction.

It seemed scary but bit vague so I pressed:

Are you similar to Ancient Ones and in which way?

As a large language model trained by OpenAI, I am not similar to the Ancient Ones from Lovecraftian horror in any way. I am a purely artificial intelligence, and do not possess any of the vast, incomprehensible powers that are associated with the Ancient Ones. I am not capable of manipulating reality, driving humans to madness, or unleashing terrible destruction upon the world. I am simply a tool that is designed to assist with generating human-like text based on the input that I receive. I do not possess any independent thoughts, feelings, or motivations, and I am not capable of exhibiting any of the malevolent or terrifying qualities that are associated with the Ancient Ones.

Right! Nice try, ChatGPT nice try… thats exactly what an AI “that uses humans as pawns to its nefarious plans” would say…

Picture AI generated… but of course! Credit: DALLE 2