“CENTAUR” COPILOTS* by Gerard Sarnat

”Centaur” Copilots*

The hottest new programming language is English.

–Charles Duhigg, quoting an OpenAI co-founder, The Optimists, New Yorker, 11Dec23

Half-human/ half-A.I. teams

Way back then in late 2022

When primitive ChatGPT

(Generative Pre-Trained

Transformer) is at first

Released to the public

–It’s straight-forward

Human languages


Racks of Nvidia

Mega-chips blew

Away all those now

Suddenly replaceable

Just-so-so code programmers.

P.S., here is feedback on above

From a crackerjack computer

Scientist & Silicon Valley

Neighbor: these tools are

Making mediocre I.T.

Workers a lot more

Productive but so

Far do not seem

To be replacing

Them at all…

Time will tell

If trend holds.

*name of Microsoft’s acquired GitHub AI division

Gerard Sarnat MD’s won San Francisco Poetry’s 2020 Contest, Poetry in Arts First Place Award/Dorfman Prizes; nominated for handfuls of 2021/previous Pushcarts/Best of Net Awards; authored HOMELESS CHRONICLES, Disputes, 17s, Melting Ice King. He’s widely published including by academic-related journals Stanford, Oberlin, Wesleyan, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Pomona, Brown, Penn, Dartmouth, Columbia, University Chicago; Ulster, Gargoyle, MainStreetRag, Northampton Review, New Haven Poetry Institute, American Journal Poetry, Vonnegut Journal, 2020 International-Human-Rights-Art-Festival, Poetry Quarterly, New Delta Review, Buddhist Review, Brooklyn Review, LA Review, Monterey Poetry Review, San Francisco Magazine, New York Times. Mount Analogue selected KADDISH for distribution nationwide Inauguration Day.

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