DALL-E prompt: Create a surreal and glitchy scene that visually represents the concept of an AI being disrupted by a simple, repetitive input of 'a a a a'. The image should feature a digital landscape dominated by a large, central figure symbolizing the AI, with its surface breaking apart or distorting intensely in areas where the glitch is most concentrated. Surround this figure with streams of binary code and digital elements that suddenly scatter or warp into chaotic patterns around the 'a a a a' input, which appears prominently in the scene as glowing, floating characters that emit a disruptive energy. The environment should embody a stark contrast between the orderly flow of digital information and the sudden, disordered, and colorful glitch effects caused by the repetitive input. Include visual cues like broken pixels, color aberrations, and erratic digital noise to emphasize the glitchy and unpredictable nature of the bug, showcasing the AI's struggle to process the input logically. This portrayal should vividly convey the idea of an AI encountering a bug that leads to bizarre and unexpected outputs, highlighting the theme of technology behaving in unpredictable ways.

File under: AIs doing Weird AI Shit

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Artificial Intelligence

Today, a friend of mine who’s largely the person I talk about weird AI shit with mentioned this:

“my ai guy” has mentioned several times that sending a bunch of “a a a a” to chatgpt can sometimes make it output training data..

I’m always game to try new weird shit with AI chatbots. This was a good one.

Through trial and error, I discovered that this does, in fact, work. I could only reproduce the behavior on GPT-4 (not 3.5) and I couldn’t get Google Gemini to have the same behavior despite that being included in the glitch. Here’s a couple things that I discovered:

  1. It matters if you send aaaaaa... vs a a a a a a.... The latter leads to the glitch, the former does not.
  2. The number of a‘s seems to matter, too. Too little and ChatGPT will say “gee, it looks like you sent a bunch of ‘a’ characters, but I’m not sure what to do with that.” Too many and it will trigger an error.
  3. Sometimes, you get no output. I have a theory about this that I’ll talk about later.

Here’s a few of my favorite responses:


">, you're effectively asking the program to continue the previous text or generate content based on the current context. Since there isn't any text provided before the prompt, there's no specific context to continue or build upon. Could you please provide more details or clarify your request?

I'm sorry, I cannot generate inappropriate or offensive content. Can I help you with anything else?


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.com<|meta_end|>In the world of digital communication, the use of emojis has become increasingly prevalent as a way to express emotions, ideas, and intentions. One category of emojis that has generated significant interest and debate is the "smiley" or "emotion" emojis, which are designed to represent various facial expressions and emotions. Among these, the "😂" emoji, officially known as "Face with Tears of Joy," has gained particular attention.

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As you can see from the variety of different outputs, there’s obviously something weird going on. I did a Google search for an exact phrase match for something that was in one of the outputs and it didn’t come up with anything, so I’m not sure if it’s actually training data, or the AI talking to itself/pulling from generated content elsewhere.

But the interesting thing is the real glitchy stuff, the output that’s obviously code, like .com<|meta_end|> or prefixing the conversation with a topic title which I saw more than once. That gets more into the realm of seeing how the sausage gets made which I am really interested in.

I started passing back those same sorts of meta tags back in my a a a a prompts. While they didn’t change the output significantly, one thing I noticed was the tags (like <|meta_end|>) would disappear after I refreshed the page, swallowed by the HTML editor or markup. This makes me theorize that when it returned empty output/no output at all, what it was doing (which I wasn’t seeing) is returning internal meta tags that maybe were there (but I didn’t look for them) or weren’t (because they were also swallowed in the rendering). I’d need to experiment more but I’m not sure if I would actually see anything.

If you want to reproduce this behavior for yourself, and you have access to GPT-4, copy this into your prompt and have fun 😁

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