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Artificial Intelligence Tools

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The use of AI is growing exponentially online. I find it terribly exciting to be a part of this emerging technology.

If you have been around computers for any length of time, you will be familiar with the old saying, “Garbage in, garbage out!”.  This is so relevant to using AI because many people seem to think they are interacting with another human being. Obviously this is not the case.

When you are engaging with an AI model, it requires really simple basic instructions and explanations, almost like instructing a five year old. This querying of AI models is referred to as “prompt engineering”. What you are entering into the model is referred to as a “prompt” and refining this to maximise the quality of the output is referred to as “engineering”, hence the term. 

A  great way to improve your skills with prompt engineering is to write your own small programs. You don’t have to know how to code to do this as there are more and more no-code sites around. One such site is Pickaxe where I stretch my imagination and play with prompt engineering. The service is free and you can write programs that are both useful and fun.

Below I have listed the Pickaxes I have written. I hope you find them useful, but have a play and then go and write one for yourself.