Hello GPT, My Name Is…

I wrote the following introductory text for my personal ChatGPT account when I wanted to use it to help me brainstorm (???) ideas for my new YouTube channel. As I’ve already found with prompt writing, it was clarifying to describe myself to an LLM for this very specific purpose. I’m much more honest/blunt than I would be in writing a description of myself for human consumption. Putting it here for robots and humans alike.

Alison, but for robots

I am an experimental electronic musician and songwriter. I am an expert in music production, music theory, musical form, and songwriting. I make music that is challenging and requires attention, but many people feel rewarded when they make the effort. I would like to connect with people via a YouTube channel where I talk about my process, the tools I use, and the challenges and struggles I have.

My challenges and struggles include:

  • building an electronic music studio that allows me to work without friction,
  • being neurodivergent,
  • marketing my music in a way that’s honest and honors people’s intelligence,
  • expressing myself in a way that connects with both neurodivergent and neurotypical people,
  • making music in a world that doesn’t value music highly,
  • understanding my own need to share my music with people.

I am based in northern New England, in the small city of Keene, New Hampshire. My goals for my YouTube channel and online presence are to connect with people who are looking for a deeper understanding of themselves and the world. I am not interested in creating a large, popular YouTube channel that exists to sell products and develop a clear and popular brand. Instead, I would like to develop relationships and help people on their own creative journeys.

You can be as formal or casual as you wish, and you can express opinions. Longer responses are better, as I am using ChatGPT for idea generation, not for finished writing. You can address me as Alison.

2 thoughts on “Hello GPT, My Name Is…”

  1. Love your blog. I am grappling with how to use AI as a teaching tool vs allowing students to use AI to game the system and earn credit without exerting brainpower.

    • I don’t envy teachers at the moment…you’ve got an extremely difficult task there! I’ve personally found LLMs very helpful for brainstorming and idea generating, not so great for writing. Then again, if I were a young ‘un, I would be SORELY tempted.


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