20 Entertaining Uses of ChatGPT You Never Knew Were Possible

Uses of ChatGPT

Uses of ChatGPT image courtesy Frank Prendergast

Our RISE community has been on fire, exploring the breathtaking possibilities of ChatGPT. The uses of ChatGPT are simply endless and intoxicating

It’s still early days. Companies are trying to figure out the legal and ethical implications of a content world suddenly turned on its head by artificial intelligence. And yet … applying powerful AI to everyday tasks is awesome.

So I challenged my RISE community friends … let’s have some fun and come up with some non-obvious uses and share them with the world.

Here we go.

1. Write a Twitter thread

Jim MacLeod asked ChatGPT to create a Twitter thread for him on the subject of design.

Uses of ChatGPT

2. Write a novel

Giuseppe Fratoni wants to write a novel.

“Wow, this thing is unbelievable! I’m speechless. I literally asked the first thing I could think of, combining three of my passions: writing, mystery novels, and jazz.

“The request was: “Develop a plot for a mystery novel where a disillusioned homicide detective hunts a clever serial killer who preys on musicians who perform the jazz standard Autumn Leaves”.

“Here’s what I got:

Detective James Thompson is a seasoned veteran of the Homicide department, but lately he’s been feeling burnt out and disillusioned. His latest case, the murder of a young jazz pianist who was found brutally killed in his home, only serves to deepen his sense of despair … (much more provided)

3. Guest speaker Q&A prompts

Richard Bliss suggests:

You have a guest speaker coming to your event and you are going to want to ask questions from the audience…have ChatGPT pre-generate some of the questions for you. The moderator can say, “And here’s a question for you from our AI?”

For example, the conference is about water scarcity in the US West. The speaker is an expert on water management. Here was my query to the AI…

What questions should I ask an expert on desalination and its impact?

ChatGPT responded with…

  • How is desalination currently being used around the world, and in what types of locations is it most effective?
  • What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of using desalination to provide fresh water?
  • What are some of the key challenges and limitations of desalination technology, and how are they being addressed?

4. Creating games

Richard is also a well-known expert in board games. He suggests that ChatGPT could be used to plot out and design new games. Note: Some people have started getting help solving crossword puzzle clues.

Uses of ChatGPT

5. Dating help

Tanya Thompson thinks it could help with dating. ChatGPT says:

If you’re looking to add a little flirtation to your first message on a dating app, here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • You caught my eye from across the screen. I couldn’t resist saying hi and seeing if there’s a spark between us.
  • Your profile photo is stunning. I can’t stop thinking about your [Feature] and how much I’d love to get to know you better.
  • I’m not usually one to make the first move, but I just had to message you. You’re incredibly [Attractive Quality] and I can’t wait to chat with you.”
  • Hi there! I saw your profile and I’m not going to lie, I’m a little intimidated. You’re so [Attractive Quality] and I’m feeling a little starstruck. (many more examples provided)

5. Dealing with loneliness and anxiety

We have all found ChatGPT excelling at one-on-one conversations.

PepperBrooks provided this input: “I’m really sad and lonely right now.”

ChatGPT: I’m sorry to hear that you’re feeling sad and lonely. It’s natural to feel down sometimes, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. There are many people who care about you and want to help you. It can be helpful to talk to someone about your feelings, whether it’s a close friend, family member, or mental health professional.

Sometimes, just expressing your thoughts and emotions to someone else can help to alleviate your sadness and loneliness. It’s also important to take care of yourself and do things that make you happy, such as spending time with loved ones, pursuing a hobby, or exercising. These things can help to improve your mood and make you feel more connected to others. Remember that you are strong and capable, and that you can get through this difficult time.

Daniel Nestle said: I thought ChatGPT could be used therapeutically, so I asked it to generate journal prompts to help me deal with anxiety:

  1. Write down the things that are causing you anxiety at the moment.
  2. Describe a situation in which you felt anxious and how you coped with it.
  3. Reflect on how your thoughts and beliefs contribute to your anxiety.
  4. Write a letter to your anxiety, expressing your feelings and concerns
  5. Imagine yourself in a calm and peaceful place, and describe it in detail.
  6. (many more items followed)

6. Naming things

Daniel continued:

Another use I thought of is naming ideas.

Me: Help me come up with a name for a new drink. It’s got Japanese gin, unsweetened tonic, lime, Szechuan pepper, and grapefruit.

ChatGPT: How about “Sakura Sunrise?” The name incorporates the Japanese gin and the citrus flavors of grapefruit and lime, and the word “sunrise” suggests a fresh and invigorating start to the day. Alternatively, you could go with something like “Peppered Grapefruit Gin Fizz” to emphasize the unique flavor combination of Szechuan pepper and grapefruit.

7. Translation on the go

Lisa Monks suggests: You can use ChatGPT on your mobile, so it is a perfect translation tool. Say for example you are traveling in Italy and you need help:

ME: Translate the following into Italian
My car is nearly out of fuel, can you tell me where the nearest petrol station is?

ChatGPT: “La mia auto sta per esaurire il carburante, mi puoi dire dove si trova la stazione di servizio più vicina?”

8. Fitness

Lisa Monks also added:

ME: I wish to be able to run 5km in 3 months’ time. Outline a running plan for me to be able to achieve this

ChatGPt: Here is a running plan that can help you run 5km in 3 months:

  • Start by walking for 15-20 minutes each day to build up your endurance and get your body used to regular exercise.
  • After a week of walking, begin incorporating short jogs into your routine. Start by jogging for 1-2 minutes at a time, with walking breaks in between. Gradually increase the length of your jogs and reduce the amount of time you spend walking.
  • Once you can jog for 10 minutes without stopping, start increasing the distance of your runs. Aim to run 1km without stopping and then gradually increase the distance over time.
  • In addition to your regular runs, incorporate strength training and stretching into your routine to improve your overall fitness and reduce the risk of injury.
  • (more details continued on)

9. Coding and integrations

Uses of ChatGPT coding

10. Lesson plans for teachers

Spencer Crandall had a great time-saving idea!

This morning I was thinking about who has the most difficult job in the world. Teachers.

Too many students, not enough time. What if they could offload lesson planning stuff to ChatGPT? I gave it a try and this is what it provided.

Lesson Title: The History and Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Objective: Students will understand the history and development of artificial intelligence and will be able to identify and discuss the potential positive and negative impacts of AI on society.

• A timeline of significant events in the history of AI
• Examples of AI technologies and applications

Lesson Outline:

  1. Introduce the topic of artificial intelligence, and explain that it refers to the development of computer systems and algorithms that can simulate human intelligence and behavior.
  2. Show the timeline of significant events in the history of AI, and discuss the key milestones and developments in the field.
  3. Show examples of AI technologies and applications, and explain how they are used in various industries and fields.
  4. Discuss the potential positive and negative impacts of AI on society, including its potential to improve productivity, efficiency, and safety, as well as its potential to create new challenges and concerns, such as job displacement and ethical issues.
  5. (many more details followed)

11. Find podcast guests

Joeri Billast contributed this one:

ME: Who are ideal guests for my Web3 marketing podcast?

ChatGPT: Ideal guests for your Web3 marketing podcast could include industry experts, influencers, and thought leaders in the Web3 marketing space. These could include digital marketers, content creators, business owners, entrepreneurs, and technologists who are active in the Web3 marketing space. You could also invite representatives from Web3-related startups and organizations to be a guest on your podcast.

ME: Can you give me examples?

ChatGPT: Some examples of ideal guests for your Web3 marketing podcast could include:

  • Tim Berner-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web
  • Chris Dixon, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz
  • Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum
  • Joe Lubin, founder of ConsenSys
  • Susan Fowler, author of Whistleblower
  • (many other suggestions)

12. Handle social media comments and reviews

Lisa Monk thinks ChatGPT can help overwhelmed retail staffs respond to social media issues.

She asked ChatGPT to “respond to this restaurant review:”

POSITIVE CUSTOMER REVIEW: I absolutely love this place. We eat out a lot however this place has topped it all. Perfect meals, amazing staff and the timing for it all was great! Special thanks to Sophie B (you rock) From your guests all the way from the Gold Coast, THANK YOU

ChatGPT REPLY: Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a great experience at our restaurant. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal and the service provided by Sophie. It’s always a pleasure to serve guests visiting from the Gold Coast and we are grateful for your support. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you again for your positive review.

CUSTOMER REVIEW: Most average food, there is a nice view, But that’s about it

ChatGPT: Thank you for your review. We apologize if your dining experience was not up to your expectations. We strive to provide top-quality food and service to all of our customers, and we will take your feedback into consideration as we continue to improve. Thank you for letting us know about your experience.

13. Crime fighting

Zack Seipert said: “I researched some famous unsolved murders and ChatGPT did an excellent job laying out the crime, suspects, clues and more. I bet that working with a team of experienced detectives some of these cold cases could be solved.”

14. Reduce bias

Author Joanne Taylor knows how difficult it is to separate embedded biases in her writing. In this post, she asked ChatGPT for help with ideas.

Specifically, I asked ChatGPT to check a text I entered for racial bias and it seemed to do an excellent job.

15. Furniture design

From Spencer Crandall: I used ChatGPT together with MidJourney to design a small, unique table. After ChatGPT created the idea, I edited it for clarity and brevity and input it into MidJourney.

Here are the results:

Uses of ChatGPT

16. Create a serialized novel

In an absolutely amazing demonstration of this technology, Scott Scowcoft led ChatCPT through iterations of a story text that led to individual frames of a serialized novel. You can view this here.

17. Prep for an interview

I was invited on to a podcast about the future of sales. While this is closely related to marketing, it’s a little out of my natural element. So I asked ChatGPT to help me think through an interview about the future of sales. It responded:

Sure, here are a few potential questions you may be asked in an interview about the future of the sales profession and suggestions for how to answer them:

How do you think technology will impact the sales profession in the coming years?
In the coming years, technology is likely to have a significant impact on the sales profession. Some potential ways that technology could impact the sales profession include the increasing use of automation and artificial intelligence to handle routine tasks and the increasing importance of data analysis and customer relationship management tools. Additionally, the rise of e-commerce and online sales channels is likely to continue to reshape the sales landscape.

How do you think the role of the salesperson will change in the future?
In the future, the role of the salesperson is likely to evolve in response to changing customer needs and expectations. Salespeople will need to be more knowledgeable and consultative in their approach, and will need to be able to help customers navigate complex product and service offerings. Additionally, the increasing importance of data analysis and customer relationship management tools will likely require salespeople to have a stronger understanding of technology and be able to use it effectively in their work.

What skills do you think will be most important for sales professionals to have in the future?
In the future, sales professionals will need a variety of skills to succeed. In addition to strong communication and interpersonal skills, sales professionals will need to be highly knowledgeable about the products and services they are selling, and be able to use data analysis and customer relationship management tools effectively. Additionally, the ability to adapt to changing customer needs and the ability to continuously learn and stay up-to-date on industry trends will be important for success in the sales profession.

18. Gift ideas

I don’t know what to buy my wife for Christmas. I asked:

Suggest a gift idea under $200 for a middle-aged woman who loves The Eagles.

Answer: One potential gift idea for a middle-aged woman who loves The Eagles is a vinyl record of one of their classic albums, such as “Hotel California” or “The Long Run.” Vinyl records have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, and many music fans appreciate the unique sound and experience of listening to music on vinyl.

You could also consider pairing the vinyl record with a high-quality record player for a complete gift package. This type of gift is likely to be appreciated by a fan of The Eagles, and the combination of the vinyl record and record player is likely to be within your budget of $200.

19. Explaining complex concepts

I entered: Explain quantum physics to me as if I were 10 years old.

Quantum physics is a branch of science that studies how tiny particles, like atoms and subatomic particles, behave. These particles are so small that they don’t always follow the same rules as the things we can see and touch every day.

For example, sometimes they can be in two places at the same time, or they can be friends with each other even if they are far apart. This might sound strange, but it’s what scientists have learned from studying these tiny particles. Quantum physics helps us understand how the world works at a very small scale, and it can also help us make new technologies, like computers that are much faster than the ones we have today.

20. Editing for AP style

Most blogs, journals, and books follow AP Style guidelines. I asked ChatGPT to “edit the following text using AP Style Guidelines,” and it did a perfect job.

Oh … and then there was this. “Write a powerful headline for a blog post featuring 16 inventive and entertaining uses of ChatGPT”

Here are a few potential headlines for a blog post featuring 20 inventive and entertaining uses of ChatGPT:

  • “20 Fun and Creative Ways to Use ChatGPT: From Games to Quizzes and More”
  • “The Ultimate Guide to Using ChatGPT for Entertainment and Creativity”
  • “20 Reasons to Use ChatGPT: How it Can Enhance Your Gaming, Storytelling, and More”
  • 20 Entertaining Uses for ChatGPT You Never Knew Were Possible”
  • “Unleash Your Imagination with ChatGPT: 16 Creative and Fun Ways to Use it”

Uses of ChatGPT Elon Musk

In an earlier post, I contended that ChatGPT will profoundly change marketing and marketing careers forever. I have never made a statement like that in my life. Even in the early days of the internet, there was a lot of “wait and seeing” going on!

But this technology was just introduced to the public two weeks ago, and more than a million people are now using it, the fastest technology adoption in history, by far.

Today’s post provides inventive and entertaining ideas to inspire you, but it is not even scratching the surface. ChatGPT is writing code, composing music, writing research papers, and so much more.

Have you tried it? What have you learned? Tell us about your successes in the comment section!

Mark Schaefer is the executive director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions. He is the author of some of the world’s bestselling digital marketing books and is an acclaimed keynote speaker, college educator, and business consultant. The Marketing Companion podcast is among the top business podcasts in the world. Contact Mark to have him speak at your company event or conference soon.

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