Do I say please? How to chat to chatGPT

05 April 2023 / By Nigel Cooper

Have you ever been frustrated when a friend or colleague misunderstands you? 

It happens to the best of us. And now, with AI like ChatGPT rapidly becoming a part of our daily lives, we’re facing a similar challenge with our digital counterparts.

But what if I told you that chatting with AI could be the secret to unlocking its true potential? 

Let me explain.

AI language models like ChatGPT are incredibly powerful tools, but they’re not mind readers. They rely on the prompts you provide to generate their responses. 

So, when your AI assistant doesn’t quite understand your request or produces a subpar output, it’s up to you to guide it in the right direction. If you don’t, you end up with generic, mediocre results.

Think of ChatGPT as an eager-to-please assistant who thrives on feedback. By embracing the chat aspect of this AI, you can improve its performance exponentially.

Here’s a really simple example – this image shows the ChatGPT interface and my simple chat with it. The ‘N’ is me – the rosette is ChatGPT. 

We can learn 2 things from this example:

Firstly, I’m incurably polite and can’t stop myself from saying ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ to ChatGPT. I’m the same with Alexa.

Secondly, what you put in – your prompt – will directly affect the value of what you get back from ChatGPT.

Don’t be afraid to ACTUALLY CHAT with ChatGPT (or BingAI etc)  – in fact, it’s vital that you do.

By providing specific feedback and guidance, you’ll help your AI assistant understand your vision and create a more compelling result.

ChatGPT is literally designed to interact with you, to learn from your input and respond accordingly. 

Back and forth conversation refine its outputs exponentially. 

Treat it like a chat and together, you can achieve amazing things.

Embrace the changing world, even if it’s unsettling. Get started, play with it and guide your AI.

Together, you could become a force to be reckoned with.

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy.

About The Author

Nigel Cooper

Nigel’s debut novel Beat The Rain was a semi-finalist for Best Debut Author in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016. His second novel The Pursuit of Ordinary was a finalist in the People’s Book Prize for Fiction 2019. It was also one of the 8-12 titles ‘called in’ for the Man Booker Prize, a first for his publisher. It was also long-listed for The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize. His third novel will be released in September 2022 and is now available for pre-order. Nigel brings his own experience of the trials of getting published, building an author profile and marketing his own novels to AuthorSpark. As well as co-founding AuthorSpark, Nigel co-founded digital marketing agency and employee advocacy platform We Are Togethr alongside Andrew, alongside online content sister company Togethr Lab. Prior to that he was a newspaper subeditor and a writer and editor for Channel 4 Interactive.

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