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Having Fun with Artificial Intelligence

and teaching it about scuba

from the July, 2024 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

As the world becomes submerged in artificial intelligence, I decided to see what kind of scuba images ChatGPT ( might conjure up. Such fun.

I first asked for an image of a scuba diver having trouble with a free-flowing regulator, and got an image of a diver with all sorts of unknown hoses, in deep trouble.

Trouble with a free-flowing regulator

I next asked for a lost diver looking for his boat, and about eight seconds later, I got this picture of a handsome fellow - I could tell he was handsome because he wasn't wearing his mask - looking quite forlorn. He seems to have a modern double-hose regulator, with no mouthpiece, and a three-foot snorkel.

Lost diver looking for his boat

A few days later, I asked again for an image of a lost diver looking for his boat, and up popped this sad sack who, at least, is wearing a mask and using a regulator, but it's beyond me why he is toting an empty cylinder without a valve.

Lost diver looking for his boat

Now, one can have Chat edit your photos, so I asked Chat to remove the tank from his right hand and give him a camera, and AI replied, "The image has been updated to show the scuba diver without the oxygen tank in his right hand and instead holding a camera. Feel free to take a look!"

I wrote back that divers do not use oxygen; they use compressed air. In two seconds, my response was, "You're absolutely right; divers typically use tanks filled with compressed air, not pure oxygen. Thanks for pointing that out! If there's anything else you'd like to explore or correct, just let me know."

Ok, Mr. Chat, how about writing a song about scuba to the tune of Satisfaction?


Sure, here's a playful song about scuba diving, styled after the tune of "Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones:

(Verse 1) I can't get no, bubble action,
I can't get no, reef interaction,
'Cause I try, and I dive, and I try, and I dive,
I can't get no, I can't get no,

(Chorus) When I'm diving deep, in the sea,
And I'm watching all the fishies flee,
They're saying dive more but watch your tank,
You gotta keep time, to the surface you bank,

(Verse 2) I can't get no, aquatic traction,
I can't get no, fish interaction,
'Cause I dive, under waves, feeling just like Dave,
I can't get no, I can't get no,

(Chorus) When I'm gearing up, for the dive,
It's the only time I feel alive,
They're gonna give me some brief and then, I suit up and jump right in again,
I can't get no, I can't get no, Hey hey hey, that's what I say.

Feel free to tweak it to better suit your style or add more scuba-specific terms!

Well, I don't know who "Dave" is, but it's fun fiddling around.

So, go have some scuba fun with artificial intelligence. Log on at

-Ben Davison

PS: Rest assured, we won't have Chat write any Undercurrent articles. Or give us pictures of liveaboards on fire. We have far too many already.

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