We live in a modern world. Shocking, I know. In today’s everyday life, we can literally push a button on a phone and put a digitally produced dog head on someone else’s (almost) actual head. To quote Louis Armstrong: “What a wonderful world”. One of the biggest revelations in our society recently has been the meteoric emergence of artificial intelligence, which can be used for chatbots, facial recognition, physical and digital security, and most importantly: solve homework. Of these handy features that AI boasts, one of its more unique uses has been its ability to generate pickup lines. This of course got the gears in my mind turning, and a burning question came to me. Does AI have discernable rizz from a human? There was only one way to find the answer, and I knew just the place to do it: The Blair School of Music, filled to the brim not only with pianos and practice rooms, but with game as well.
My process was a fairly simple one. No three-hour lab here. All I needed were some pickup lines from Blair students, some pickup lines from ChatGPT, and people to answer the questions. This is the part where you all come in. Take this quiz to see how well you can spot the differences between human and AI pickup lines.