A courtroom scene from ChatGPT

A courtroom scene generated by AI. Ok at first blush, maybe, but the more you look, the more you can tell its not quite right.

Over on Substack I’ve been playing with AI. (Don’t worry, I won’t be incorporating AI into my actual writing. I was just looking at the technology).

I thought my regular readers might be interested in seeing this:


tell me a short story about Tim Gunderson, defense attorney, and Harry Watson, prosecution. Jim Watts is on trial for the murder of Melanie Gibson. They are currently interviewing her boyfriend Frank Smith.

Here is a short story featuring Tim Gunderson, Harry Watson, and Jim Watts:

Tim Gunderson and Harry Watson stood across from each other in the cramped courtroom, their eyes locked in a fierce battle of wills. Tim, a tall and imposing figure with a sharp suit and a commanding presence, represented the defense, while Harry, a short and scrappy man with a talent for cutting to the heart of the matter, represented the prosecution.

The two lawyers were in the midst of a high-stakes trial, with Jim Watts on trial for the murder of Melanie Gibson. As they grilled Frank Smith, Melanie’s boyfriend, the tension in the room was palpable.

“Mr. Smith, can you tell the court what happened on the night of the murder?” Tim asked, his voice firm and confident.

Frank shifted nervously in his seat, his eyes darting back and forth between Tim and Harry. “I-I don’t know,” he stammered. “I wasn’t there that night.”

Harry pounced on the opportunity. “But you were in a relationship with the victim, is that correct?” he asked, his voice dripping with skepticism.

“Yes, that’s correct,” Frank replied, his voice barely above a whisper.

“And you had a motive to want her out of the picture, correct?” Harry pressed, his eyes shining with the thrill of the hunt.

Tim jumped in, trying to salvage the situation. “Objection, Your Honor! The prosecution is trying to insinuate motive without any evidence to back it up.”

The judge, a no-nonsense woman with a stern expression, nodded. “Sustained. The prosecution will need to provide concrete evidence of motive before making any further accusations.”

Harry nodded, his face a mask of determination. He knew he had to find a way to prove that Frank had a motive to kill Melanie. And he was willing to do whatever it took to make sure justice was served.

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