"The robots are taking over the world!"
I would be lying if I said this thought hasn't crossed Mikayla and I's minds a time or two. The reality is, AI is here and it's here to stay.
And we're here for it.
Mikayla and I have invested a lot of time learning AI tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney and we've learned a thing or two. In this blog, I'm going to walk you through how to train ChatGPT with only one prompt.
This one prompt will turn ChatGPT into your smartest brainstorming buddy.
Let's get into it!
The One ChatGPT Prompt You Need
Unlike a dinner recipe on a cooking blog, I'm going to give you what you came here for upfront. No long drawn out story about how my grandma use to make me this exact same ChatGPT soup when I was a wee lad.
Here is the prompt:
"I want you to act as an expert in <topic>. You have all the information about anything to do with <topic>. I will ask you questions about different topics within <topic> and you will provide me with clear, concise, and accurate information. Ensure that you only respond back with answers that you are fully confident in. Please limit your responses to the specific information requested and avoid providing unnecessary information.
Topic= PUT YOUR TOPIC HERE"
Simply copy and paste this prompt into ChatGPT and replace <topic> with whatever you want ChatGPT to become an "expert" in (ie. Health and Wellness, SEO, The Settlers of Catan, etc.) Once you do this, ChatGPT is ready to help you create whatever you want.
It's truly amazing, but how does a prompt like this allow you to train ChatGPT? Let's break it down line by line.
First, let's get into how ChatGPT was built and how it learns.
How It's Made: ChatGPT Edition
ChatGPT, a product of OpenAI, is a cutting-edge AI language model. Its key function is to emulate human-like text based on the prompts it's given. It learns from vast amounts of text data, emulating human language patterns, and providing detailed and contextual responses to user prompts.
That's cool and all, but how did it learn in the first place?
It went through a two-step process. It started with a "pre-training" phase where it learned to predict the next word in a sentence by analyzing a lot of internet text.
This process enabled it to absorb a broad range of knowledge, including factual information and language nuances.
After the "pre-training" phase, the model underwent a "fine-tuning" phase, where it was trained on a narrower dataset with human supervision.
Here, humans stepped in, reviewed ChatGPT's responses, and made corrections where necessary. This fine-tuning helped to make ChatGPT's responses safer, more useful, and more human-like.
What does all of this origin story tell us?
It tells us that when we ask ChatGPT to become an expert in something like copywriting, it doesn't actually become an expert in it.
All ChatGPT does is refer to all of the data it was trained on and only pulls/provides answers that align with what we asked it to be an expert in.
So the beginning of the prompt, "I want you to act as an expert in <topic>. You have all the information about anything to do with <topic>. I will ask you questions about different topics within <topic> and you will provide me with clear, concise, and accurate information" is how to train ChatGPT to only reference information related to that topic.
With this prompt, you have single-handedly created a digital know-it-all, and what's one thing a know-it-all does?
They rant. For so long.
How can you train ChatGPT to not go on long-winded rants?
The next half of the prompt probably would work. Let's break it down.
Keeping ChatGPT Responses Accurate, Short, and Sweet
No one likes endless speeches to their questions.
Try that with your friends, but only if you don't like having any.
As we've already learned, ChatGPT is loaded with an immense amount of knowledge. When we communicate with it, we want concise and accurate information.
No ramblin' man!
This is where the second half of the prompt comes into play, "Ensure that you only respond back with answers that you are fully confident in. Please limit your responses to the specific information requested and avoid providing unnecessary information."
These two sentences are how to train ChatGPT to only provide you with responses that are accurate, short, and sweet.
Summing It All Up
ChatGPT is here, and it's not planning on leaving. Instead of avoiding it, you should learn how to take advantage of it. The first step in doing that is to train it. And what better and easier way to train it than with one single prompt?
The single prompt we talked about in this blog will have ChatGPT giving you expert answers that are accurate, short, and sweet.
If you're still reading this, stop.
Pull up ChatGPT, copy and paste the prompt into it, and start creating!
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