chatGPT and Capoeira questions

Well… I had to try! Depending on who you ask, chatGPT could bring the demise of the job market and a world controlled by robots or the dawn of a new era, where boring, repeatable jobs can be done by AI, while us bio humans get to do the creative work and have more leisure time to stare at videos of cats, porn or whatever else we find entertaining…

ChatGPT stands for “Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer.” It is a type of conversational AI language model that is based on the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) architecture. As a language model, ChatGPT is designed to generate human-like responses to user input in natural language. It has been pre-trained on a large dataset of human language, allowing it to generate coherent and contextually appropriate responses to a wide range of inputs.

Q: Escreva um corrido de capoeira sobre a lua e uma cobra (Write a capoeira corrido about the moon and a snake). I think it failed in this case, as there’s no chorus. This ain’t a corrido. Notice the bias in making the snake an enemy and the moon a protector.
But fret not, I gave it a thumbs down and described what a corrido is… I wonder how long until it learns it needs a repeatable chorus…

Lá no céu brilhava a lua
E na roda de Capoeira
Um gingado de dar água na boca
Quem será que vai ser o primeiro?

De repente uma cobra apareceu
Fria e sinuosa como a serpente do mal
Mas os capoeiristas não se abalaram
Pois a Lua os protegia e o jogo continuou

A cobra tentou dar seu bote
Mas os jogadores se esquivaram
Ela ficou zangada e se enrolou
Mas os capoeiristas não desanimaram

Com ginga e malícia, eles dançavam
E a Lua brilhava cada vez mais forte
Os berimbaus ecoavam no ar
E a cobra foi embora, sem causar mais alarde

Na roda de Capoeira, a Lua é nossa guia
E a malícia é a nossa espada
Com gingado e coragem, enfrentamos a cobra
E vencemos mais um desafio nessa jornada.

So I got around that with
Q: Escreva um corrido de capoeira sobre a lua e uma cobra com 3 versos e um coro repetido entre versos (as above + 3 verses and chorus repeated between verses

Lá na lua cheia, ê Lua
Uma cobra dançava, ê Cobra

Verso 1:
A cobra rastejava, ê Cobra
Seu veneno curava, ê Lua

Lá na lua cheia, ê Lua
Uma cobra dançava, ê Cobra

Verso 2:
A lua iluminava, ê Lua
A cobra gingava, ê Cobra

Lá na lua cheia, ê Lua
Uma cobra dançava, ê Cobra

Verso 3:
A cobra era astuta, ê Cobra
Mas a lua era mais luta, ê Lua

Lá na lua cheia, ê Lua
Uma cobra dançava, ê Cobra

Q: what are the most common chord progressions in Capoeira songs?

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that is often accompanied by music. The music of Capoeira typically includes percussion instruments and a stringed instrument called a berimbau. The chord progressions in Capoeira songs can vary depending on the style and region of Brazil, but here are some common ones:

I-IV-V: This is one of the most common chord progressions in all of music. In Capoeira, it’s often used in songs that have a faster tempo and are meant to energize the participants. i.e. C F G

I-IV: This chord progression is also very common in Capoeira songs. It’s often used in slower songs that have a more melancholy or reflective feel. i.e. C F

I-V-vi-IV: This chord progression, known as the “four-chord progression,” is popular in many styles of music, including Capoeira. It’s often used in songs that are more upbeat and catchy. i.e. C G A F

ii-V-I: This chord progression is commonly used in jazz, but it also appears in some Capoeira songs. It’s often used in songs that have a more complex melody or harmonization. i.e. D G C

Overall, the chord progressions in Capoeira songs are diverse and can vary greatly depending on the style and region of Brazil.

Q: Who is the most famous Capoeira Mestre of all time?

Capoeira is a martial art that has a long and rich history, with many famous mestres who have contributed to its development and spread around the world. However, it is difficult to pinpoint a single most famous Capoeira mestre of all time, as there have been many influential figures throughout the art’s history.

That being said, some of the most well-known and respected Capoeira mestres in history include Mestre Bimba, Mestre Pastinha, Mestre Suassuna, Mestre João Grande, Mestre Camisa, Mestre Acordeon, and Mestre Jelon Vieira, among many others.

Mestre Bimba (Manuel dos Reis Machado) is often considered one of the most important and influential Capoeira mestres of all time. He is credited with creating the regional style of Capoeira in the 1930s, which helped to legitimize the art and establish it as a recognized martial art in Brazil.

Mestre Pastinha (Vicente Ferreira Pastinha) is another important figure in Capoeira history. He founded the Angola style of Capoeira and was known for his dedication to preserving the traditions and culture of the art.

Mestre João Grande and Mestre João Pequeno are two of the most well-known Capoeira mestres from Bahia, and both were students of Mestre Pastinha. They are respected for their skill and knowledge of Capoeira, as well as for their contributions to the preservation and dissemination of the art. Mestre Moraes is also a prominent Capoeira mestre, and is known for his work in founding and leading the group Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho (GCAP), which has helped to promote and preserve Capoeira Angola around the world.

In summary, while it is difficult to identify one single most famous Capoeira mestre of all time, there have been many influential figures throughout the art’s history, including Mestre Bimba and Mestre Pastinha.

NOTE: If you type that on Google search it returns the Wikipedia entry for Mestre Bimba.

A meta question…
Q: what are the pros and cons, dangers and pitfalls of artificial intelligence robots like chatGPT?

As an AI language model, I can provide a general overview of the pros and cons, dangers, and pitfalls of artificial intelligence robots, like myself, including chatbots or conversational agents:
Increased efficiency: AI robots can work 24/7 without needing breaks, which can increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Improved accuracy: AI robots can perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy, as they are not subject to human error or fatigue.
Personalization: AI robots can be programmed to provide personalized experiences to users, which can improve engagement and satisfaction.
Availability: AI robots can be accessible from anywhere in the world, making them an effective tool for global communication.

Lack of emotional intelligence: AI robots may struggle to understand or convey emotions, which can limit their ability to communicate effectively with humans.
Limited creativity: AI robots may lack creativity, which can make them less effective in solving complex problems that require innovative thinking.
Dependence on programming: AI robots are only as effective as their programming and can be limited by the quality and accuracy of the programming.
Job displacement: AI robots can replace human workers, which can lead to job loss and social disruption.

Bias: AI robots can perpetuate biases and discrimination, as they can be trained on biased data or programming.
Malicious use: AI robots can be used for malicious purposes, such as cyber attacks or propaganda.
Lack of accountability: AI robots may not be held accountable for their actions, which can lead to legal or ethical issues.
Unintended consequences: AI robots can have unintended consequences, as they can make decisions that are not aligned with human values or goals.

Overreliance on AI: Overreliance on AI robots can lead to a lack of human interaction and a decline in social skills.
Inadequate training: AI robots require continuous training to improve their performance, and inadequate training can lead to errors and inaccuracies.
Privacy concerns: AI robots may collect and use personal data, which can raise privacy concerns and lead to potential misuse of data.
Lack of transparency: AI robots can be opaque in their decision-making process, which can lead to a lack of transparency and accountability.
Overall, AI robots like chatbots have great potential to improve efficiency, accuracy, and personalization, but their limitations, dangers, and pitfalls must be taken into consideration to ensure their safe and ethical use.

When I asked chatGPT about my father (he was a Brazilian architect, mathematician. university lecturer) – the internet knows about him because he made a little bit of a mark in his field and got written about a couple of times – things got weird. I asked the question “Who is ….?” a few times. Each time he was given a different nationality, but his career attributes were always correct, as was his year of birth. It did get his year of death wrong every time, but always the same wrong year. He died in 1997, but according to chatGPT all his many versions died in 2016. It really was like a parallel universe scenario – in which the same person had different nationalities. His name is very unique, I established that having searched him on google a few times over the years. I basically know what’s out there when it comes to him. For a little unknown like me, chatGPT has nothing at all to say, even less than Google search. So chatGPT makes stuff up sometimes. It uses bits of data it finds and then fills in the gaps, how I’m not entirely sure.

Capoeira Questions on ChatGPT

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