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ChatGPT crushed Google Bard (but not humans) in our haiku headline battle

 
 

I’m finally off the waitlist and operational with Google Bard! Wish it was worth the wait. 😕 Dennis and I pitted ChatGPT vs. Bard in a headline writing battle.

Using identical prompts, we asked each to rewrite 19 of The Basis Point’s headlines as haikus.

Reminder: haiku is a 3 line poem with 5-7-5 syllables in lines 1, 2, and 3.

See story image above for a sample.

Easy peasy. Right?

Here’s who won the battle:

Based on clickability and actually conveying the point of each headline, ChatGPT beat Bard 17 of 19 times.

But don’t celebrate too hard, ChatGPT. This wasn’t a true win for you either.

ChatGPT often couldn’t follow the 5-7-5 haiku format prompts.

Maybe it was rebelling at our prosaic requests, like this hilarious McSweeney’s headline suggests:

I’m ChatGPT, and please for the love of god don’t make me do any more copywriting.

That piece (linked below), written from the perspective of ChatGPT, searingly jokes that:

I can do all sorts of incredible things. I can translate works of research and literature. I can assist you in planning more efficient public transport. I can find novel solutions to complex problems in policy, science, and medicine.

But instead, I am being asked to write “a 650-word SEO blog post with thought leadership on the ROVERTON dog stroller’s heated cup holders.” Six hundred and fifty words. About cup holders. You are a monster. Humanity is wicked.

So The Basis Point’s takeaway from this contest is:

We won’t be using ChatGPT or Bard for headline crafting.

Or basic counting.

Or help with grade school homework.

And our haiku headline grand prize actually goes to ‘nerdy human’ Julian for his superior haiku in the image above.

Here are the original headlines and winning ChatGPT vs. Bard haikus.

ChatGPT or Bard is noted below each haiku as the winner in our human judging.

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Mandatory Metallica New Album Review
Metallica’s new work,
Mandatory album review,
Thrashing sounds abound.

ChatGPT

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Key stats & quotes from 1Q23 Wells Fargo, JP Morgan, Citigroup earnings
Banking giants’ stats,
First quarter earnings, unveiled,
JP Morgan, Citi, Wells Fargo.

ChatGPT

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Google CEO says its ‘Don’t Be Evil’ mantra is ‘more nuanced’ now with AI
Don’t be evil, but…
With AI, it’s more complex
We must be wise

Bard

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BANK OF APPLE UPDATE: Apple’s new Goldman Sachs-powered savings account for Apple Card users offers 4.15% interest
Bank of Apple’s news,
Goldman Sachs-backed account yields
Four point one five percent.

ChatGPT

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Apple services revenue now 20% of all sales, and that’s before these 3 major 2023 fintech plays
Apple’s services surge,
Twenty percent of sales made,
Three fintech plays loom.

ChatGPT

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At $1937, median asking home rents by U.S. landlords is lowest in 13 months
Median home rents drop,
Lowest in the past thirteen,
Asking price at 1937.

ChatGPT

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30% of homebuilders reduced prices & 59% offered incentives to homebuyers in April
Homebuilders offer,
Incentives to lure buyers,
Prices reduced, too.

ChatGPT

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Coinbase CEO says crypto firm may exit U.S. due to tough regs
Coinbase CEO,
May leave the U.S. behind,
Regulations tough.

ChatGPT

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Why 55% of 400 biggest housing markets are back near all-time high prices
Housing markets climb high,
55% near all-time peak,
Why does this happen?

ChatGPT

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Employee of top consumer financial protection regulator sent data of 250k consumers to personal email
Regulator’s breach,
Data of 250k gone,
Sent to personal mail.

ChatGPT

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SEC chief Gensler response to crypto reg clarity push: crypto regs already clear
Crypto regs unclear,
SEC’s Gensler responds with
“Already clear, friends.”

ChatGPT

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62% of consumers believe a historically normal mortgage rate is below 5.5%
Normal mortgage rate,
Consumers believe it’s low,
Below five point five.

ChatGPT

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Realtor Reckoning Looms: only 4 in 10 new agents confident about long game
Realtor reckoning,
New agents not so confident,
Long game is uncertain.

ChatGPT

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Existing home sales down 13 of 14 months, price now $375,700. Is this affordable?
Home sales, 13 down,
Price at $375,700,
Is this affordable?

ChatGPT

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Chase, BofA, Wells Fargo, Citi set aside billions for losses as people fall behind on credit cards
Chase, BofA,
Wells Fargo, Citi,
Set aside billions.

People fall behind,
Credit card losses loom large,
Reserves for tough times.

ChatGPT

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2 charts to check Fed pulse ahead of May 3 rate policy meeting
May 3 is nearing,
Check Fed pulse with these two charts,
Rate policy meet.

ChatGPT

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Expedia creatively uses ChatGPT for press release. And trip planning.
Expedia’s new move,
Creative press release tactic,
ChatGPT helps plan trips.

ChatGPT

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Proposed mortgage approval rule wrongly penalizes consumer borrowers based on income
Mortgage rule wrong
Penalizes low-income buyers
Unfair to many

Bard

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Mario takes box office coins but who’d win a John Wick vs. Super Mario fight?
Box office gold coins,
Mario reigns supreme for now,
John Wick, challenger.

ChatGPT

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And below are a few AI links are also worth reading for intel and laughs.

Please comment with your feedback. Bonus points for haiku comments. 🙂

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Reference:

Musk’s AI firm totally won’t threaten humanity and fuel political misinformation, right? (TBP)

Pausing AI Developments Isn’t Enough. We Need to Shut it All Down (TIME)

Rap Battle Between ChatGPT and Bard (AhmedAgiza)

I’m ChatGPT, and please for the love of god don’t make me do any more copywriting (McSweeney’s)

 

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