ChatGPT Code of Conduct — 4 Mistakes to Avoid | by Luca … – Medium

Luca Santinelli

Hello my dear readers! Today I want to talk about something I haven’t seen enough of, and it is of vital importance as more and more people are approaching AI tools, starting with the most famous one of all.. GPT-4.
Harnessing the true power of language models like OpenAI’s ChatGPT-4 requires an understanding of their core workings, the nuances of their behaviour, and an exploration of common pitfalls.
In this article we will examine how users can optimize their interactions with GPT-4 and maximize the benefits drawn from this advanced AI tool. Take these as four fundamental rules to safely use AI tools, the more you abide by these commandments, the more you can integrate artificial intelligence in your daily life. Trust me.
If you haven’t yet used it, ChatGPT-4 is a language model powered by transformer architectures, boasting billions of parameters and the ability to generate remarkably human-like text.
Its capabilities extend beyond mere text generation — it can provide detailed technical explanations, generate creative writing, answer complex queries, and even translate languages.
ChatGPT, like many other LLMs, relies heavily on context, using the input it receives to inform the output it generates.
One common issue is the use of vague, short or ambiguous prompts, which results in responses that may be similarly vague, lack the desired detail, or veer off-topic.
Remember, AI tools must be trained and instructed well before they can accomplish tasks. Consider a well written prompt as your way of training your own tool, and you will get along fine.
The optimal prompt should be precise, offering sufficient detail and context to guide the model, and guiding the machine’s brain from point A to point B.
For instance, instead of saying “tell me about climate change,” consider using a prompt like “explain the impact of rising global temperatures on polar ice caps.
I’m sure you can anticipate that the latter will lead to a more focused and detailed response.
Many users tend to place an over-emphasis on the initial prompt, neglecting the potential to guide the conversation through subsequent inputs. As a result, conversations can often drift off-course.
Active steering is the technique of guiding any language model to a desired output, through different prompts and queries.
ChatGPT-4 is specifically designed to respond dynamically to a series of inputs, not just the initial one. Users can actively steer the conversation by providing follow-up prompts or asking questions to refine the model’s output or change the course of discussion.
Now this is a little more technical, I’ve already introduced the concept of temperature in previous posts but consider temperature as the unit of measure GPT-4 uses for randomness.
ChatGPT offers two critical settings for tweaking its output: temperature and top-p.
This parameter influences the randomness of the AI’s responses. When you set a high temperature value (close to 1), the AI will produce more diverse and unpredictable answers. In contrast, a lower temperature value (close to 0) makes the AI’s responses more deterministic and focused, frequently opting for the most likely completion.
This parameter, also known as “nucleus sampling,” filters the AI’s choice of next words based on their probability. A lower top-p value will limit the AI’s responses to the most likely words or phrases, while a higher top-p value allows for a wider range of possible responses.
When using a platform or tool that incorporates GPT-4, you would usually find these as settings or options that you can adjust before triggering the model to generate a response.
These settings can often be found in the tool’s UI, a settings page, or an advanced settings panel. The exact method to adjust these parameters can vary between different tools or services.
This I like to call, ‘the lazy trap’.
While GPT-4 is a powerful tool, it’s important to remember that it does not “know” facts. It generates responses based on patterns it learned during training. It has no access to real-time information or updates beyond its last training data.
While ChatGPT-4 is a formidable text generation tool, its output should be fact-checked when used for tasks requiring accurate information. Additionally, it’s essential to validate the model’s output using reliable, up-to-date sources.
By addressing these common misuses and incorporating the recommended practices, users can unlock the true potential of ChatGPT-4, harnessing its vast capabilities more effectively and responsibly. As with any advanced tool, the benefits drawn from ChatGPT-4 are deeply intertwined with the skill and understanding of its user.
I hope this is useful, let me know if you have any questions as always 🙂

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