Artificial Intelligence chatbot ChatGPT was once again put to the test with the challenge of coming up with a poem about the borough.

Debate has sparked on social media about AI taking over jobs but many argue that it could never replace the role of workers in creative fields because of its inability to produce original thoughts or content.

ChatGPT has become an online sensation because of its ability to hold natural conversations, and generate speeches, songs and essays.

It scans several sources including books, articles, journals and other areas on the internet to carry out these conversations or creative requests.

So we thought we’d put it to the test and ask ChatGPT to write a poem about Blackburn with Darwen and let you decide if the AI bot could be the next Shakespeare?

In Blackburn with Darwen, a town so diverse,

With ups and downs, a mixed universe.

A tapestry of contrasts, both light and shade,

A place where positives and negatives are laid.


The positives shine bright, like stars in the sky,

A community rich in culture, soaring high.

With warm-hearted people, friendly and kind,

A sense of belonging, you're sure to find.


A history steeped in industrial might,

With cotton mills and factories, a proud sight.

A heritage that's cherished, a story to tell,

Of hard work and progress, where dreams did swell.


A town that's nestled in nature's embrace,

With parks and green spaces, a tranquil place.

The River Darwen, flowing with grace,

A source of beauty, a serene embrace.


The food scene, a culinary delight,

With flavours from around the world, a tempting sight.

From curry houses to fish and chips,

A gastronomic journey, with tasty dips.


But like any place, there are challenges, too,

The negatives that sometimes come into view.

Economic struggles, a changing tide,

With unemployment and hardships to abide.


Traffic congestion, a daily grind,

Pollution and noise, sometimes hard to unwind.

Social issues, like any other town,

Where struggles and obstacles can sometimes frown.


But amidst the challenges, hope shines bright,

With resilience and spirit, a determined fight.

A community that comes together, hand in hand,

To overcome obstacles and firmly stand.


So in Blackburn with Darwen, the good and bad,

A town that's complex, both happy and sad.

A place with positives to celebrate,

And challenges to overcome, with love and fate.


For it's the balance of positives and negatives,

That shape a town's story, like intricate sieves.

A place with beauty, flaws, and endless grace,

A community that stands tall, in every place.


What do you think of ChatGPT's poem?