“Prompt Engineering”

Even before my friend Chet fully explained to me what this term meant, I was on board with it. From Forbes the other day:

The democratization of Artificial Intelligence and, specifically, the generative models boom seems to have changed everything. The same is true in terms of how we interact with machines. Conversational models such as ChatGPT or Bard and generative systems like Midjourney and Dall-e 2 are unpredictable and they are constantly learning. Consequently, to obtain quality answers, the questions we ask and how we ask them are increasingly crucial.

All this has led to the rise of a new job: the “prompt engineer.” This new professional is extremely well-remunerated and in high demand. On the one hand, these engineers are responsible for training AI with natural language and, on the other, thoroughly checking search results to create the perfect “prompts.” …

Andrej Karpathy, well-known scientist and co-founder of OpenAI, refers to these new professionals as “AI psychologists.” The idea behind this term is that psychology can play a crucial role in developing and applying this technology. Psychologists can provide insights on the human mind, cognition, behavior and interactions, something which may be fundamental to be able to design more effective, ethical and user-centric AI systems.

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