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OpenAI's 6 strategies to write powerful prompts

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While many companies look to replace workers with AI, some like consulting firm Deloitte are reportedly looking to save jobs with AI. Speaking of AI and jobs, OpenAI released a prompt engineering guide with 6 strategies to get better results from ChatGPT.

And it won’t be a Monday in AI without some controversy. A new companionship app has the internet divided, as many debate where to draw the boundaries with AI.


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Viral AI companionship app draws controversy, as it looks to capitalize on the growing trend of loneliness

Loneliness is a huge problem. According to a 2020 survey, 61% of Americans reported feeling lonely. Another survey from Gallup found that over 40 million Americans report feeling significantly lonely, with young adults likely to feel more lonely.

And it’s having a terrible impact on society. A study found that loneliness is associated with an estimated $6.7 billion in additional Medicare spending annually. Health insurer Cigna found that loneliness costs employers approximately $154 billion annually.

At the intersection of these trends, a new “romantic companionship” app called Digi is looking to ride the loneliness wave. Barely 24 hours after launch, the app has racked up over 20 million impressions on X and is on the verge of breaking into the Top 50 on the Entertainment charts in the App Store.

While surging in popularity, the app has drawn criticism from many corners. “My strong suspicion is the people who are building this app will strongly discourage their 12 year old sons from using it while they actively promote it to everyone else's kids“ commented Rob Henderson, a Cambridge scholar and notable writer on the subject of human nature.

As many people around the world struggle to make a connection with others in real life, apps like Digi are looking to fill the loneliness void. While the market opportunity is clear, the ethics remain questionable.

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OpenAI releases 6 strategies for writing powerful prompts

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If you’re trying to get better results with ChatGPT but not quite getting the answers you’re looking for, OpenAI recently released a prompt engineering guide with 6 specific strategies to help you unlock ChatGPT’s potential:

Strategy 1 — Write clear instructions:

  • Include details in your prompt to get more relevant answers

  • Specify the steps required to complete a task

  • Provide examples

Strategy 2 — Provide reference text:

  • Instruct ChatGPT to answer using a reference text, such as a link to a PDF or a website

  • Instruct ChatGPT to answer with citations from a reference text

Strategy 3 — Split complex tasks into simpler subtasks:

  • Since there is a limit on how much text you can insert into ChatGPT, summarize long documents piece by piece to stay within the limit

  • For prompts that involve multiple instructions, try breaking the prompts into smaller chunks

Strategy 4 — Give ChatGPT some time to think:

  • Instruct ChatGPT to work out its own solution before rushing to a conclusion

  • Ask ChatGPT if it missed anything on previous passes

Strategy 5 — Use external tools for coding tasks

  • Use code execution to perform more accurate calculations or call external APIs

  • Give ChatGPT access to specific functions

Strategy 6 — Test changes systematically:

  • Evaluate ChatGPT’s outputs with reference to gold-standard answers

For the sake of brevity, I’ve paraphrased and simplified many of the strategies above. If you want full details, check out OpenAI’s guide to prompt engineering here.


How to generate landing page designs with Midjourney

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Change the prompt above as needed to get the desired results.


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