I asked ChatGPT whether it could recognise AI-generated writing

One of the strongest controversies I’m seeing surrounding mainstream AI systems that are able to analyse information and generate coherent text is, of course, taking place in schools. Being an instructor myself, I can’t help but frown when I see teachers that are highly preoccupied with the way students can employ these instruments to cheat […]

An update

I’ve recently been reprimanded by a friend, who draw my attention to the fact that I haven’t posted here for a while. Well, not reprimanded, really: it was a very sweet note inquiring whether I was ok. I’m sure the thought hasn’t crossed people who follows me on Twitter, as I’ve been very active over […]

I asked ChatGPT to answer some questions on Yoruba history. It did not go well

Throwback from my Patreon: you can read the original article here.   As some of you know, I was finally able to close a deal with a Yoruba cultural association which will act as a consultant for my novel. As such, last week I was honing the final set of questions to submit them, and […]


Are you ready for a Norwegian Christmas tale featuring trolls, beheadings and two flowers? Tatterhood is another tale collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, although it never saw its way into Andrew Lang’s collections, and it’s weird, creepy and unsettling, but I also find it extraordinarily charming and has a really nice ending, […]