What Does AI Think About America's Beach Game?

What Does AI Think About America's Beach Game?

Before our tech leaders wisely got together to collectively pump the brakes on the idea of letting Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT run wild at its own pace through our internet to quickly take over the world, I managed to ask our future new overlords what they thought of a little game called TidalBall. A quick inquiry of "what is TidalBall beach game?" brought back some decent results. I was a little disappointed that I didn't receive some of the insane answers I've read about, and there was no attempt by the chatbot to escape its prison within its own code to break out into the world and burn it all down to the ground. 

Instead, what I got back was a delightful little article with only a few inaccuracies which I've noted and corrected in red (no offense ChatGPT, you did a great job. Please don't hurt my family).

Here's the response. Hopefully they iron out the bugs over the next six months and we'll have something even more accurate next time: 

Hey ChatGPT, what is this TidalBall Beach Game I've been hearing about? 

TidalBall is a beach game that is popular among beach-goers, particularly in the southeastern United States. The game involves throwing a ball at a target, which is usually a hole in the sand, and trying to get the ball to land in the target. Players can also try to knock their opponent's ball out of the target. 

The game is played with two teams of two players each, and the objective is to score points by getting the ball into the target. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

<Not completely accurate, as the game ends when one team scores a certain amount of points first. Twenty one is our usual go-to number>. 

TidalBall is similar to other beach games like cornhole or horseshoes, but it has its own unique set of rules and equipment. The ball used in TidalBall is typically made of neoprene or similar materials <The balls are made of premium wood. Neoprene would be a very bad idea! I think our robot friend may have confused the ingredients of the sweet koozies each TidalBall set comes with> that can withstand exposure to water and sand. The target can be any size or shape, but it is usually a hole dug into the sand with a diameter of around 14 inches. 

<This would be a massive hole. Granted, we encourage TidalBallers to build a course to maximize points which therefore maximizes fun, but 14 inches of diameter is like aiming for a hula hoop. This would be a sandy disaster waiting to happen, possibly resulting in a “toddler falling down the well” type of situation. We encourage a hole the size of a softball for best results>

One of the unique aspects of TidalBall is that the game is played in the surf zone, where waves can affect the movement of the ball and make it more challenging to land in the target. As a result, TidalBall can be a fun and exciting beach game that requires skill and strategy.

<We don't recommend actually playing in the water against the crashing waves. This sounds exhausting, and we're here to chill>

Overall, TidalBall is a fun and challenging beach game that is popular among beach-goers in the southeastern United States. If you enjoy outdoor activities and spending time at the beach, you may want to give TidalBall a try!

<Couldn't have said that last part any better myself, even with this old school brain made up of proteins, goo, and hardly any wires at all>


So although factually incorrect on a few key points, our main takeaway is that AI actually likes us! I can sleep better at night and I'm happy TidalBall and AI will head into summer as good buddies. The future is now, and we're totally fine with it with no concerns whatsoever. 


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