ChatGPT maker OpenAI is offering a free course on Prompt … – India Today

By Divyanshi Sharma: With the growing popularity of conversational AI chatbot, ChatGPT, one of the careers that is slowly emerging is Prompt Engineering. Just last month, a job ad had gained attention online in which a San Francisco-based AI startup was looking for a Prompt Engineer and a Librarian with a salary of up to USD 335,000 per year. When converted to INR, this figure is Rs 2.7 crore, approx.
Looking at the popularity of Prompt Engineering, people have started teaching others how to master the craft. During the pandemic, online education boomed and people upskilled by taking up various courses online. And now, various prompt engineering courses are offered online by different groups. However, one challenge that people might face is selecting the course that is the most reliable.

Prompt engineering course by OpenAI

There is no doubt that the course offered by the creators of ChatGPT will have an edge over the others. OpenAI is offering an absolutely free short course on prompt engineering for developers and the same can be accessed via the DeepLearning.AI website. The course material is taught by OpenAI’s Isa Fulford along with founder Andrew Ng, who is a renowned computer scientist and has earlier wroked with Google and Baidu on their AI operations.
The duration of the course is about one hour and the course aims at giving a glimpse of the best practices in prompt engineering. The course is made for developers and people with no experience of AI can also apply. However, some basic knowledge of Python is required.
Also, the course is free of cost right now but it is only for a limited time.

Prompt Engineering course on Coursera

Coming to courses for the general public, many platforms are full of courses on ChatGPT and prompt engineering. Coursera is offering a “Prompt Engineering for ChatGPT” course as well. People can access the study material of the course absolutely free of cost by clicking on ‘Enroll Now’. However, for certification, you will have to pay a fee. This fee, in India, is around Rs 2,000.
The course offers video lectures dedicated at teaching people how to give detailed prompts to ChatGPT so that it generates the best possible response. How fast you complete the course depends on how much time you can dedicate to it per day. Then there are also granded assignments, and assessments available to test out what you have learnt.

What is prompt engineering?

In the simplest of terms, prompt engineering refers to the process of coming up with the correct prompt for an AI chatbot to get the best result possible. To elaborate, it refers to the practice of creating specific instructions for AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT that help it in providing the most accurate and useful responses for a given task. And this is easier said than done.
Prompt engineering requires understanding how an AI chatbot works, what it can and cannot do, and how to use its strengths to create effective prompts. It also needs the user to be creative, trying different approaches, and evaluating the results to find the best prompts.

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