Ok. This was a bit of clickbait.
ChatGPT prompts are real, just like The Real J. Peterman is real.
These prompts are not for ChatGPT, they are for you, the end user. The prompts do not grant special powers, they simply put you, the user, in the correct state of mind. They are designed to help you, the real J. Peterman, ask better questions.
I will speculate this is needed because of the recent decay in writing culture and communication related to texting, communicating with emojis, auto-correct, and my personal best friend Grammarly.
If you want to use ChatGPT, ask it about itself. The more you know about AI (any AI) the more likely you are to understand how to leverage it for a real-world application.
I have used it extensively to solve some problems, but, within the frame of my expertise. I knew what I wanted, and I wanted to see different examples. The AI does not need to “Act as” as long as the person has clearly articulated questions.
If you want to use AI efficiently, learn to communicate with it directly and be precise with your language.
Here is an example of using a prompt vs not using a prompt:
Act as a Storyteller and write one paragraph about a red cat named pluto who eats plastic.
Once upon a time, in a small town nestled among the rolling hills and fields of green, there was a red cat named Pluto. Pluto was a curious feline who loved to explore and play, but he had a peculiar taste for plastic. Whether it was a plastic bag, a toy, or even a container, Pluto would eagerly munch on it, much to the concern of his owners. Try as they might to keep plastic items out of his reach, Pluto always managed to find a way to satisfy his unusual craving. Despite his strange eating habits, Pluto remained a beloved member of the community, and his antics always brought a smile to people’s faces.
Write a fictional one-paragraph story about a blue cat named mercury who eats paper.
In a distant land, deep in the heart of a dense forest, there lived a blue cat named Mercury. Mercury was a curious creature with a unique appetite – he loved to devour paper. Whether it was a sheet of notebook paper, a crumpled up newspaper, or even a roll of toilet paper, Mercury would eagerly chomp away, leaving a trail of shredded paper in his wake. His owners were perplexed by his unusual craving, but they couldn’t help but admire his determination to satisfy it. One day, as Mercury was wandering through the forest, he stumbled upon an ancient tome, covered in layers of dust and cobwebs. Without hesitation, he began to devour the pages, savoring the flavor and texture of the delicate parchment. Little did he know, the book held secrets beyond his wildest dreams, and as he devoured each page, he was unlocking a mystical power that would change his life forever.
Here is my conversation with the AI about using prompts:
Do you need prompts to write content, or at Prompts for the end-user?
As an AI language model, I can generate content without prompts, but prompts can help to guide the content I generate and make it more relevant to the user’s needs. Prompts can also help me understand the specific topic or context that the user is interested in, which can lead to more accurate and useful responses. So both prompts for me and prompts for the end-user can be helpful in generating content. However, prompts for the end-user are particularly useful when they want to get specific information or ideas on a particular topic.
Can I get the same results without a prompt?
As an AI language model, I can generate content without a prompt, but the results may not be as relevant or specific to your needs. Without a prompt, I will generate responses based on my understanding of language and general knowledge of various topics. However, when you provide a prompt, it helps me to understand the context and specific information you’re looking for, which can lead to more accurate and useful responses.
For example, if you were to ask me “What is the capital of France?”, I could provide a straightforward answer without a prompt: “The capital of France is Paris.” However, if you were to ask me “What are some popular tourist attractions in Paris?” without a prompt, I would not have a clear understanding of what specifically you are looking for, and my response might not be as helpful. In this case, a prompt would help me to better understand the context and generate a more relevant response.
So prompts are really to help humans ask better questions?
Yes, that’s one way to think about it. Prompts can help humans to ask more specific and targeted questions, which in turn can help me, as an AI language model, to generate more accurate and useful responses. By providing a prompt, you are helping me to understand the context of your question and what specific information you are looking for. This allows me to better tailor my response to your needs.
Moreover, prompts can also help humans to explore new ideas, expand their knowledge, and generate creative thoughts. For example, writing prompts can inspire writers to create new stories or explore different themes. Prompts can also help individuals to brainstorm new ideas, solve problems, and think critically about various topics.
As an AI you have the same power without prompts. Correct?
As an AI language model, I can generate content without prompts, but the results may not be as specific or targeted to your needs. When a user provides a prompt, it helps me to understand the context of the question and what specific information or ideas the user is looking for. This allows me to generate more accurate and relevant responses that are tailored to the user’s needs.
Without a prompt, I can still generate content based on my training and knowledge, but it may not be as targeted to the user’s needs. Additionally, prompts can be helpful in guiding my responses towards a specific topic or theme, which can be particularly useful when a user wants to explore a specific idea or area of interest.
Does your training data suggest humans have lost the ability to ask for complete and proper sentences?
No, my training data does not suggest that humans have lost the ability to ask complete and proper sentences. While there may be some variation in how people formulate their questions, most people are capable of asking clear and coherent questions that convey their intended meaning.
However, it is true that some people may struggle with expressing themselves clearly, especially if they are not proficient in the language they are using to communicate. In these cases, prompts can be particularly useful in helping individuals to structure their questions and convey their ideas more effectively.
Overall, while there may be some variation in how people formulate their questions, most people are capable of asking clear and complete questions that can be understood by others. And as an AI language model, my goal is to understand and respond to these questions as accurately and effectively as possible, regardless of their specific form or structure.
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