Are you feeling superior because ChatGPT is giving you dumb responses?
Well, that might be on you, because there’s a way to work with AI – and its to get skilled at Prompt Engineering.
Within 3 months of OpenAI dropping the GPT bomb on this planet – we now already have a new discipline to gain mastery on.
Many ‘AI Whisperes’ (yes, that’s what Generative AI experts are calling themselves these days) are producing great content around prompt engineering or building prompt databases.
I have compiled these amazing resources. Use them to make the best use of ChatGPT, Generative AI tools, chatbot interactions, and other NLP systems for your personal and professional workflows.
Learn basic Prompting
Many creators have released content across Twitter, YouTube and wherever possible to get a pie of the attention Generative AI is receiving. Get started with prompting with the below resources:
Prompt engineering guide by OpenAI
OpenAI has published a very useful and on-point guide that should be enough to get started with prompt engineering. This guide is specific to OpenAI products. It features the basics, best practices and fine-tuning the responses by ChatGPT as per your requirement.
Format: blogs, guides
Here’s a great website that includes open-source courses, articles and videos on prompt engineering. They are also coming up with certifications that you can add to your socials. You can contribute to their cause with translations or provide content.
Level: Basic to Advance
Type: Free, Open Source courses
Format: Video, Course
Link: Learn Prompting
Prompt Engineering 101
David Shapiro teaches the basics of prompt engineering, types of prompts, and examples. It also shows how to handle the randomness of OpenAI responses – and ensure you get what you want. This is an old video – July 2022, but it’s good to see how far OpenAI has come since 2022 and know the prompt types.
Format: YouTube Video
This guide is specific to how you can use ChatGPT for coding. It includes 5 good prompt tuning methods to ensure you get good quality code as desired.
The Basics of Prompt Engineering with Azure OpenAI Service
Here’s a webinar by Microsoft that covers prompting, specifically around Bing search. They have shown demo for Bing Chat and ChatGPT Playground to help everyone get started.
Format: YouTube Livestream
Link: Microsoft developers
Output formats of ChatGPT
One way to improving your prompting skills is to know what output is ChatGPT really capable of. From graphs to tables, ChatGPT can make you go ‘wow’ with its supported formats. I found a thread that covers ChatGPT outputs.
Format: Twitter thread
Link: ChatGPT output
Learn advanced Prompt Engineering:
Free lectures by reputed institutions and creators on prompting:
CMU Advanced NLP 2022: Prompting
This lecture by Graham Neubig is a part of CMU CS 11-711, Advanced NLP (Fall 2022). Apart from teaching how to prompt, it covers some advanced concepts like answer engineering, prompt-training methods, and multi-prompt learning.
Format: YouTube Video
Interested to dive deeper into the latest developments of prompt engineering? Prompt Papers is a resource available on Github that lists latest research available on prompt-tuning methods. You can jump across basics, analysis, specializations and improvements happening in this space.
Format: Research papers collection
Link: Prompt Papers
Ready-to-use prompt collections, communities, and hacks
Here are some ChatGPT prompt resources that you can play around in your industry:
Reddit has to be the holy grail of good resources on prompting. This subreddit has people sharing their work – from business to anything non-sensical. A great hangout spot to interact with other prompters and learn from each other.
PromptBase – a prompt marketplace
We have a prompt marketplace available that covers result-driven prompts across Dall-E, Midjourney, ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, etc. You can even earn with your prompting skills by selling prompts. The marketplace claims to save API costs and time to find good prompts.
This website is focused on helping you get better with prompts for creating art. You can create detailed prompts for Stable Diffusion, DreamStudio, Midjourney, and CF Spark. It also has an AI art community to interact with fellow AI artists.
Lexica – search engine for Stable Diffusion
Lexica covers the Stable Diffusion platform and lists some amazing prompts to get good-quality imagery. You can copy and edit it to your requirement by directly opening it in the editor. They also have a Discord community to interact with peers in this space.
PromptHero has a collection of AI prompts across various tools like Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, Dall-E, etc. The prompts are upvoted by the community based on how good they are. They also have a community where they post challenges and an AI job board.
ShareGPT is a crowdsourced collection of interesting conversations people are having across the world with ChatGPT. There are a variety of prompts across business ideas, resume rewrites, create pitch decks, mock interviews, etc. You can upvote prompts you like. They have a Chrome extension available too.
Another database of ChatGPT prompts is sourced across the world. It has various resources across email writing, social media, coding, spreadsheets, Amazon FBA, etc. Wish it had a filtering option, but there is a search bar available.
Looking for a community to discuss prompting and find fellow prompt engineers? FlowGPT is a community for learning and practicing prompting. People are sharing their prompts that you can try for yourself across topics.
SEO 101 ChatGPT
Valdo has created a collection of 300 ChatGPT prompts that help you with SEO. This includes various SEO use cases like website optimization, keyword research, etc. Also includes 6000+ marketing prompts and AI courses for higher-priced bundles.
Website: SEO ChatGPT
ChatGPT prompts for teachers and course creation
ChatGPT has the potential to be a great learning assitant to both teachers and students. You can easily make lesson plans, assessments, and improve classroom management.
Website: Teacher prompt guide
List of ChatGPT prompts for Content Creation
Here are some extensive resources I found that are dedicated to prompts for content creation:
- Using Generative AI tools for content marketing – published by yours truly, I wrote a complete guide with prompt examples on how you would use ChatGPT for various content marketing workflows.
- Microsoft’s guide to AI content creation – a fairly well-written introductory guide that also includes tips on using ChatGPT.
- 400+ chatGPT prompts for content creators: Lori Ballen has shared a good table that you can keep handy as a reference when you start writing. I wish it had a search or filtering option though.
- Content Creation Prompts: GitHub resource which I think has well-written prompts. They are detailed and will give you a perspective on how to write good prompts.
- Writing Twitter threads using ChatGPT: Heather Cooper shares a great list of 11 prompts that would help you get started with automating your thread writing process.
List of prompts for productivity:
AI tools are meant to improve our productivity. Here are some good resources I found that help with daily productivity:
- Using GitHub CoPilot for developer productivity: this is a beginner guide on making the most of Generative AI tools and GitHub CoPilot for coding.
- Writing emails using ChatGPT: a good tutorial on how you can use ChatGPT to write your cold emails and manage follow ups.
- Advanced Prompts for productivity: Alexander Young shares prompts to make mind maps, get perspectives, simulate interviews, get a personal coach, and much more.
Thought Leadership on Generative AI and Prompting
Know what the industry leaders think about Generative AI and where it is going from here:
Lex Friedman podcast with Sam Altman
Format: YouTube Video
Unlocking creativity with Prompt Engineering
Guy Parsons helps us understand the importance of the rising field of ‘Prompt Engineer’ as a role within a company. The resources mentioned in the YouTube channel’s description are also worth checking out. It includes the Dall-E2 prompt book
Format: YouTube Video
Issues with using AI for content creation
Sharing 2 good resources that gives you a perspective on how using AI is ruffling feathers of the copyright industry. Better be aware about the copyright issues so that whatever you create and publish – you can truly own it.
AI hype bubble
Bill Gates on AI
Bill Gates said how Generative AI is as impactful as microprocessors. He shares a ton of insights about where AI will take us and how it will shape the future.
Format: YouTube video and blog
Navigating the profession of a Prompt Engineer
A great podcast by David Shapiro where he interviews one of the first prompt engineers to put ‘Prompt Engineer’ on her LinkedIn – Anna Bernstein of Copy.ai. She shares her journey of how she got the job, best practices on prompting, and what she thinks lies ahead in this growing field.
Format: YouTube Video
Recommended YouTube channels for prompting
Checkout these YouTube channels that cover the field of prompt engineering and Generative AI:
Their channel introductory video is itself completely made using AI tools! This channels covers a lot of broad use cases and tools for practical applications of GPT.
Format: YouTube videos
David Shapiro build tools and products for automation using AI. His YouTube channels includes explanation of AI concepts, which can get technical sometimes. He interviews industry experts and thought leaders in the AI space which are great to gain more insights into the impact of AI.
Format: YouTube videos
Chat with Data
Chat with Data is a new channel that has good tutorials on using Generative AI tools. Some tutorials are advance level, while some include using popular tools to improve workflows. The content focuses on data use cases specifically.
Format: YouTube videos
Recommended Newsletters for AI prompting and beyond
Here’s a list of newsletters that are dedicated to AI:
You are reading this amazing guide and still haven’t subscribed to us? I literally send only 1 email per month. We cover tutorials and guides on how AI is being used for real-world applications across industries. This includes ChatGPT and prompting as well.
Post his stint at Makerpad, Ben has gone all-in for AI. His newsletter covers a broad range of topics and trends across AI, including ChatGPT and prompting.
Link: Ben’s Bites
Bot Eat Brain
This is a short and daily AI newsletter. It gives you almost quick insights on what is happening with the AI world and ChatGPT. They summarize research papers, 2-3 top news, and newly launched AI tools that you should be aware of.
Link: Bot Eat Brain
You probably need a robot
This newsletter focuses on using AI for making money and improve productivity.
The AI Product Report
This newsletter covers newly launched AI-powered or enabled products in the market.
Link: The AI Product Report
This newsletter focuses on news and latest trends around AI-powered art tools like Dall-E2 and Midjourney. It is authored by Guy Parsons, a designer and AI artist.
Daily AI News by NextBigWhat
This particular newsletter also covers news around India’s AI ecosystem – so it’s a great news roundup newsletter for Indians or people interested in the Indian technology ecosystem.
Paid courses on prompt engineering
We already have courses and certifications available to learn prompting. I couldn’t find free courses except for some YouTube videos which cover basic concepts and then ask you to take a full course. If you are serious about this field, you can take one to showcase on your resume or LinkedIn:
Udemy is now filled with multiple ChatGPT courses already that you can take up. Most of them cover similar content, so choose ones that offer value as per your use case. Here are some examples I found:
- Prompt Engineering with ChatGPT 4 & Midjourney 1000+ prompts – has many use cases across ChatGPT, Midjourney with 1000+ prompts – link
- Reverse engineering Midjourney prompts – interesting course on how to use existing images you like to create prompts – link
- Master ChatGPT-4: covers the latest GPT-4 and focuses on prompt writing specifically – link
Next level Prompt Engineering using AI with Rob Lennon
AI Whisperer Rob Lennon has been in the space of GPT since 2019. Now he has launched a course that covers frameworks, voice/style design, case studies, prompt library, and cheatsheets to help you get better at prompting. There is a purchase power parity discount available too. You can also opt for certification.
Link: GPT prompt course
Tools for AI prompting
While it’s always better to learn the skill of prompting, you may still want some help or shortcuts. Here are some amazing sets of browser extensions and apps to help you with AI prompting:
ChatGPT Bot for Twitter
ChatGPT Bot is by TypingMind, that offers an improved UI for the ChatGPT app. You can tag ChatGPT bot for generating a response.
Type: Free with paid version
Take screenshots of your ChatGPT conversations by liady
If you’re a content creator or coder, you might want to compile your complete conversations into one single page for easy access. Use this Chrome extension by liady that allows you to take a complete chat screenshot, export it as PDF, or create a shareable link.
ChatGPT chrome extension by Gargland
This Chrome extension allows to you use ChatGPT across any platform. You can type your prompt anywhere, and it will generate the response right there. You don’t have to open any new tab or access the ChatGPT app!
Prompt Engineering Jobs
Have you become amazing in prompting? How about you check out some potential jobs available in this emerging field? The salaries are quite meaty – ranging from $100k-$350k!
Website: Prompt Engineering Jobs
Promptmetheus allows you to test prompts before you deploy or store them in your collection. It helps you optimize prompts, visualize performance and export data in various formats.
AI Whisperers and Influencers you can follow on social media
People are nailing it on social media with their Twitter threads and reels on hacks and tips for ChatGPT. Here are some notable ones I found along with good prompting content by them:
Lilian Weng is leading Applied Research at OpenAI. She is blogging and sharing notes about ML on her blog, which also covers prompt engineering. Her content might be a bit technical for newbies.
Prompting content: Prompt Engineering
Barsee The AI Guy
Barsee is regualrly tweeting about the latest news and developement in the AI space. He also shares prompt ideas and threads around it. He has a newsletter for AI Tools, Prompts and other developments.
Prompting content: Making ChatGPT generate prompts
Elvis is a Ph.D. and has worked with Meta AI previously. He is sharing regular content around prompting, LLMs, and experiments around GPT. He has also published a free prompt engineering guide.
Travis is actively building projects using OpenAI tools. This includes the ChatGPT Bot mentioned in the tools section. His content may be a bit advanced for newbies.
Prompting content: A practical guide on how to use LLMs effectively
Harsh is an experienced content creator into the field of No-code and AI. He has shared many threads on his Twitter around AI and ChatGPT. This is a good account to follow to learn the basics of prompting.
Prompting Content: Paid course on prompting
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