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The Cookie

A giant interactive Fortune Cookie in Adelaide Central Markets powered by an experimental artificial intelligence.

As part of the City of Adelaide’s Createch City Challenge, Sandpit built ‘The Cookie’, exploring the provocation; ‘Can AI predict the future?’

Users are invited to ask a question of The Cookie via a custom web app, and then watch on as it dispenses their fortune by displaying it across a curved, paper-shaped LED screen. Visitors can ask The Cookie whatever they want, as long as they’re prepared for its often unpredictable responses.

The Cookie is powered by open source machine learning model GPT-3, which Sandpit have trained to have its distinctive tone of voice, sitting somewhere between a fortune teller and a sarcastic teenager. It’s a playful experiment designed to engage the general public in conversations around rapidly developing artificial intelligence models and their potential future uses.