Writing blogs, cheating, elephants, and artificial intelligence

Dec 21, 2021

Disclaimer: this blog has no relevance to my job, and I am running out of time. Besides, it was an interesting exercise, and who doesn't like elephants?

Operations work aside, we are also content creators now. We have a blog quota of three per quarter. I have done two blogs this quarter, but we’re closing in on the Christmas holidays, and I am running out of time and inspiration for the third. Just let me outta here dammit!

So for my final blog of the quarter/year I have decided to cheat, I cracked open google and typed “writing blogs using AI”.  Here is what I came up with.  For this example I have used AIWriter.com. There were many other options - clearly there is a market/need for this!

I quickly created an account, logged in and typed elephants into the box ... because why the hell not!

And I waited ...

Then it finished.

Very cleverly, it appears to have trawled the vast wilds of the internet, found a bunch of legit sources, and mashed them altogether into the blog "That I Wrote" below. How does it work? Does it matter? Will the Boss mind?  Who knows ...

In summary, I'm really happy with it, I might even use this tool for next year's blogs, perhaps on subject matter that is a little more relevant to my job/industry... But for now, I give you elephants. Enjoy.  

Elephants use their trunk as a hand and for other purposes. Elephants' tools are to hold branches and scratch them in places inaccessible to the trunk and tail. The Asian elephant most often wraps the tip of its trunk around an object and picks it up using a method called "grabbing", while the African elephant uses a "pinch", picking up objects in the same way as a person. ... Both males and females of African elephants have large tusks and two "fingers" at the end of the trunk to help them pick up objects.  

Both males and females of African elephants grow tusks, and each person can have a left or right canine, and the one they use most often tends to be smaller due to wear and tear. But, as a rule, only male Asian elephants develop large canines, while females and some males have much smaller canines, called canines, which do not always grow out of the mouth.

Distinctive features of all elephants include a long trunk called a proboscis, fangs, large ears, massive legs, and tough but sensitive skin. Proboscis (proboscis) The elephant's trunk, or trunk, is one of the most versatile organs that arose in mammals.

For a long time, people have known that there are two types of elephants: Asian elephants, which can be distinguished by their relatively small ears and four (sometimes five) hooves on their hind legs, and African elephants, which can be distinguished by their large ears. And the three hooves on the hind legs to identify it. There are three types of elephants; the African elephants (Loxodonta Africana) and forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) in sub-Saharan Africa; and the Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) from South Asia and Southeast Asia. The difference between Asian elephants and African elephants is that there are more than 10 obvious physical differences between them.

African elephants have very large ears, shaped like the African continent, while Asian elephants have smaller ears. Of all the elephants, the elephants of the African savannah live in the warmest climate and have the largest auricles. Among African elephants, forest elephants have smaller, rounded ears and thinner and straighter tusks than savanna elephants, and have a limited range in the forested regions of West and Central Africa. The forest elephant lives in the equatorial rainforest zone of West and Central Africa, where relatively large dense forests still remain. Since 1979, African elephants have lost more than 50% of their range, and this, combined with massive poaching for ivory and trophies over the decades, has led to significant population declines. At the beginning of the 20th century, there could be up to 3-5 million African elephants.  

Savannah elephants are larger animals that roam in the lowlands of sub-Saharan Africa, while forest elephants are smaller animals found in the forests of Central and West Africa. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, threats to the survival of African and Asian elephants include poaching and habitat loss. Although they have long been classified as one species, scientists have determined that there are actually two types of African elephants, and both are endangered. The tropical rainforest African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) was recognized as an independent species in 2000, smaller than the savanna elephant.  

African forest and forest elephants, Asian elephants and their extinct relatives, mammoths, began to take their recognizable forms from three to five million years ago in Africa. Once upon a time, elephants were common on all continents of Asia and Africa. Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth and also one of the most unique looking animals. With their characteristic long noses or trunk; large hanging ears; and wide, thick legs, there is no other animal with a similar physique.  

Elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet, with obviously huge bodies, large ears and long trunks. According to the National Zoo, elephants are very sociable, they can communicate with each other and use rumble sounds below the audible range of humans to identify other elephants 2 miles away. Elephants live in a matrilineal society, and males move in and out of the herd to reproduce.

African forest elephants usually consist of one adult female and one to three offspring. When male elephants are not competing for dominance or mates, they can be very outgoing and form long-term relationships. Male and female elephants are sexually mature between 8 and 13 years old. According to the Smithsonian National Zoo, if male elephants can find food and protect themselves, they will leave their herd at this time.

African savannah elephants are the largest species, with males being 304-336 cm (10 ft 0 in-11 ft 0 in) tall at the shoulders, weighing 5.2-6.9 t (5.7-7.6 short tons), and the females are standing. 247-273 cm (8'1 "-8'11") high at the shoulders with a mass of 2.6-3.5 t (2.9-3.9 tons). They are slightly larger than their Asian counterparts and can be identified by their larger ears, which are somewhat reminiscent of the African continent.

For a long time, humans have longed for huge ivory on both sides of the face for food and water. Their ivory is the most needed, but they also exchange meat and skin. The demand for poaching of elephants and ivory is leading to the extinction of this mammal. The elephant (Elephantidae) is the largest surviving land animal and is characterized by a long torso (lengthened upper lip and nose), columnar legs, huge head, temporal glands, and large, flat ears.

Elephant ears radiate warmth to help these large animals stay cool, but sometimes the African heat is too intense. During the dry season, they use their canines to dig dry river beds and create pools of water from which many animals can drink. In the forest, their celebration of trees and shrubs creates paths for smaller animals to roam, and in the savannah, they uproot trees and eat seedlings, which helps keep the landscape open for zebras and other lowland animals to thrive.

Elephants can make many other sounds by tapping their trunks against hard ground, wood, or even their own fangs. Subsequent research has shown that elephants use these low frequency vocalizations to coordinate movements with other distant herds. Experiments in Texas have shown that vibrations produced during low frequency vocalizations and simulated charges can have an indirect effect, alerting other elephants to potential predators and other threats. More surprising is the discovery that elephants can sense these vibrations with their feet and interpret them as warning signs of distant danger.

The researchers also buried a geophone directly below each microphone to measure underground vibrations, so whenever the elephant makes a sound or triggers an analog charge, the geophone/microphone pair will record both the acoustic and seismic records of the event. They placed two microphones outside the elephant enclosure, one 30 feet apart and the other 130 feet apart. In the first study of the self-awareness of elephants, researchers placed a 2.5-meter mirror behind the railing of the fence. The mirror was tilted so that the animals could only see the upper third of their bodies.

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