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  1. May 2023
    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20230502113317/https://wattenberger.com/thoughts/boo-chatbots

      This seem like a number of useful observations wrt interacting with LLM based tools, and how to prompt them. E.g. I've seen mention of prompt marketplaces where you can buy better prompts for your queries last week. Which reinforces some of the points here. Vgl [[Prompting skill in conversation and AI chat 20230301120740]] and [[Prompting valkuil instrumentaliseren conversatiepartner 20230301120937]]

  2. Apr 2023
  3. Mar 2023
    1. Conversation is an art, and we are mostly pretty rubbish at it.We are entering a new era of conversational/constitutional AI. A powerful byproduct could be that we improve our conversations.

      Interesting point by John Caswell. AI prompting is a skill to learn, can we simultaneously learn to prompt better in conversations with other people? Prompting is a key thing in collecting narrated experiences for instance. Or will more conscious prompting lead to instrumentalising your conversation partner? After all AI chat prompting is goal oriented manipulation, what to put int to get the desired output? In collecting narrated experiences the narrator's reality remains a focal point, and only patterns over collections of narrated experiences are abstracted away from the original conversations. n:: [[Prompting skill in conversation and AI chat 20230301120740]] n:: [[Prompting pitfall instrumentalising conversation partner 20230301120937]]

  4. Feb 2023
    1. In addition to specific operations such as rewriting, there are also controls for elaboration and continutation. The user can even ask Wordcraft to perform arbitrary tasks, such as "describe the gold earring" or "tell me why the dog was trying to climb the tree", a control we call freeform prompting. And, because sometimes knowing what to ask is the hardest part, the user can ask Wordcraft to generate these freeform prompts and then use them to generate text. We've also integrated a chatbot feature into the app to enable unstructured conversation about the story being written. This way, Wordcraft becomes both an editor and creative partner for the writer, opening up new and exciting creative workflows.

      The interface of Wordcraft sounds like some of that interface that note takers and thinkers in the tools for thought space would appreciate in their

      Rather than pairing it with artificial intelligence and prompts for specific writing tasks, one might pair tools for though interfaces with specific thinking tasks related to elaboration and continuation. Examples of these might be gleaned from lists like Project Zero's thinking routines: https://pz.harvard.edu/thinking-routines

  5. Aug 2022
    1. I think the skill involved will be similar to being a good improv partner, that’s what it reminds me of.

      that sounds like a useful analogy. Prompting like you are the algo's improv partner. The flipside seems to be the impact the author himself is after: being prompted along new lines of inquiry, making the script your improv partner in return.

    2. Therefore, it is intriguing to realize what I am doing is, in fact, prompt engineering.Prompt engineering is the term AI researchers use for the art of writing prompts that make a large language model output what you want. Instead of directly formulating what you want the program to do, you input a string of words to tickle the program in such a way it outputs what you are looking for. You ask a question, or you start an essay, and then you prompt the program to react, to finish what you started.

      I take to the term prompt engineering. Designing prompts is important in narrative research, just as much as in AI, and in e.g. workshop settings. It's definitely a skill. Conversational prompts describes blog posts too.

    3. When I’ve been doing this with GPT-3, a 175 billion parameter language model, it has been uncanny how much it reminds me of blogging

      This is intriguing, seeing a similar return on prompting GPT-3 as from blogging. After reading this essay the first time, I played with GPT-3 myself, and even from a first attempt it is clear what he means. It feels like a similar process, prompting GPT-3 and pushing a notion, bookmark or question into my blog's feed. The first reactions on both types bring similar levels of surprial. What is however missing from GPT-3 in comparison with my blog is that blog networks are more than a 1-on-1 prompt and respons. They form larger feedback loops, which in turn lifts signals above the noise.

  6. Feb 2016
    1. With prompting and support,

      The idea of prompting and supporting students is crucial to teaching. For prompting, a teacher might ask the whole class, calling on students raising their hands in the group or walking around to individual students to assess their knowledge.

      For support, a teacher might provide a graphic organizer for a story and events, word banks, helpful hints, fill in the blanks, highlighting key words or verbal support with encouraging language. The obvious support would be reading the story aloud or to an individual student.