Prompt Engineering resources for ChatGPT (beyond language learning)

Hi, guys!

As the new lead for generative AI in my company, I’ve just collected a few resources reg. “prompt engineering” using ChatGPT for my colleagues.
Maybe you’ll find these free resources useful as well (date: 05/2023):

Have fun
Peter

PS -
This is also interesting (to get a feel for generative AIs) - thx, Florian!:
https://arxiv.org/search/?query=chatgpt&searchtype=all&source=header

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To some extent one has to differentiate between models specifically trained to be conversational (like ChatGPT, Alpaca, Vicuna etc) and the ‘raw’ versions that the former were built on (GPT3, LLaMA). Academic papers, (https://arxiv.org/) are mostly concerned with the raw LLMS. But I’m sure a good understanding of the underlying principles will transfer to the user facing interface.

Here is another guide, contains many interesting links as well: Prompt Engineering | Lil'Log

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Great, Florian. Thanks!

Lilian Weng has a nice “archive” as well:

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Thanks for this list Peter, I’ve bookmarked everything.

Although, I have to say that there is too much stuff out there and it’s changing very rapidly.

The problem I face (and might be useful for others as well), for example, it’s that I want to know the tricks and logics of this stuff, for using it properly. But I’m not interested to become a prompt engineer to achieve that! I can drive a car very well without knowing anything of the engine (or at least wasting a huge amount of time knowing all its details).

The point is that it’s easy to be lost in tons of material but at the end what “a bit more expert users” might need is a lot less than all the rest. Sometimes I just learn more from seeing other people prompts than reading tons of pages (which I would happily avoid).

Same things with online tools. Everybody is collecting money from sponsors to create new tools but many of those are just copycats. So now we have tons of copycats that make it just a waste of time trying them all before finding what we need.

It’s fun though, I admit, I’m an AI enthusiast. Since the announcement of the first iPhone, this is the only thing that grabbed again my “tech” attention.

That said, seeing that you’re into this, I would eventually ask you a couple of things:

  • if you write a synthesis of what it’s really necessary, or if you spot the resource that provide only what’s really necessary without fluff or noise, it would be very nice if you share it.

  • that’s personal, as I study German and you find someone that’s very interesting and worth it to read in this regard (to import on LingQ), it’ll be nice if you can share it so I improve both things at the same time! Maybe you can share those resources step by step in the German forum (which I would combine in only one like all the others forums!). So others can take advantage of that as well.

Thanks again.

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Hi, Davide!

“Although, I have to say that there is too much stuff out there and it’s changing very rapidly.”
Yes, we’re all overwhelmed because the AI-related growth is exponential.
It’s not a “coming” storm anymore. The storm is already there… and I know quite a few people who are scared that there might be a job-related future where they don’t play a role any more.

The current atmo is a strange mixture of being excited and scared at the same time.
For me, it’s the rise of a true “machine intelligence” (since 2005) that is different from both human consciousness and human communication as a coordination of behavior (note: the latter has nothing to do with the primitive sender-receiver model of data exchange any more…).

“- if you write a synthesis of what it’s really necessary, or if you spot the resource that provide only what’s really necessary without fluff or noise, it would be very nice if you share it.”
Yes, I wanted to do something like that (i.e., write a little bit about these AI topics every day) for myself and my colleagues / company and share it on “Medium”.

Some of this stuff will also be relevant for language learning (because I need that for my own startup project, too. See the little discussion with S.I. / Toby a few days ago: Anmelden - LingQ).

“you find someone that’s very interesting and worth it to read in this regard (to import on LingQ),”
Sure, no problem.
I’ll publish two posts later in the German forum related to “Zuhälter auf Hamburgs Reeperbahn in den 1970er and 1980er Jahren” (I mean who needs Al Capone’s Chicago when you have the Kiez in Hamburg? :slight_smile: ) and an awesome “history of the world” project (by Harvard university and Beck Verlag) published both in English and German.

Schönen Sonntag
Peter

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