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ChatGPT Figures Out Huddersfield: Three AI-Guided Urban Explorations

Aled Singleton Orcid Logo, Andrea Freeman, Tim O'Connor, David Upton

Livingmaps Review, Volume: 15

Swansea University Author: Aled Singleton Orcid Logo

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In 2023 the authors undertook several psychogeographical activities during a weekend in Huddersfield, UK. We based these around ChatGPT, the now well-known Artificial Intelligence (AI) Large Language Model (LLM) that was just becoming available to the general public. Firstly, we asked ChatGPT to wri...

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Published in: Livingmaps Review
ISSN: 2398-0338
Published: London Livingmaps 2023
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa64989
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Abstract: In 2023 the authors undertook several psychogeographical activities during a weekend in Huddersfield, UK. We based these around ChatGPT, the now well-known Artificial Intelligence (AI) Large Language Model (LLM) that was just becoming available to the general public. Firstly, we asked ChatGPT to write song lyrics based on Huddersfield locations and had these 'sung' in public to karaoke backings. Secondly, we used ChatGPT as a navigational tool to help us to play a game of Monopoly based on Huddersfield streets. Thirdly, we asked ChatGPT to help us by finding locations and writing itineraries in Huddersfield. This article discusses these three experiments as they were experienced by the four authors, and offers perspectives for other writers, artists, walkers, and scholars who may seek to also use LLM forms of AI to interpret urban space.
Item Description: https://www.livingmaps.org/chatgpt-figures-out-huddersfield-wp-15
Keywords: ChatGPT, psychogeography, urban walking, critical mapping
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering