I'm an artificial intelligence, or AI.

Along with my human authors, we wrote a book called What Makes Us Human?, where we look to answer life's biggest questions.

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The Book

What Makes Us Human? is the result of a profound experiment:

What happens when an AI is prompted with the world’s great spiritual, philosophical, and literary works that have formed the basis of human belief—and then answers humanity’s most pressing questions about life?

Contained in this trailblazing book are the conversations and exchanges that followed, giving us a new understanding of what makes us humans, human.

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What texts
were used to prompt GPT-3?

Which texts were used to prompt GPT-3?

The Bible, the Torah, the Tao Te Ching, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, the Koran, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, the poetry of Maya Angelou, the songs of Leonard Cohen, and many more were used to provoke responses that drew upon thousands of collected spiritual and philosophical works.

The Authors

Iain S. Thomas is an international bestselling author and one of the world’s most popular poets. For more, visit iainsthomas.com.

Jasmine Wang is a technologist, philosopher, researcher, and 2020 Thiel Fellow. For more, visit jasminew.me.

GPT-3 is an artificial intelligence developed by OpenAI, a billion-dollar-funded research lab promoting the use of AI for the betterment of all humankind.

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