Generative AI has the potential to revolutionize various industries, but experts believe that skilled human operators are still necessary to fulfill its promise of effective automation and productive brainstorming.
This is where Prompt Engineers come in – people and firms who position themselves as experts at getting what you want from ChatGPT and similar tools.
Essentially, the main part of their job is how to make artificial intelligence (A.I.) give you something relevant to your request, since technology can not completely understand the tonality and specific requests of a human – therefore, someone who is a professional in commanding A.I. tools can allow you to do unlock new worlds of capabilities.
Effective prompt engineering is critical for generating high-quality outputs from generative AI models, as it can help ensure that the model generates content that is relevant, coherent, and consistent with the desired output. Prompt engineering involves writing a really great prompt for a chatbot persona, which is an early example of programming in a little bit of natural language.
The trend has already resulted in a variety of businesses, platforms, and marketplaces. PromptHero, Promptist, and Krea serve as prompt search engines or inspirations for those looking for the right words to use. Platforms like PromptBase allow users to buy different prompts and sell their own. Trainers and educators are also fanning out to help industries train workers on how best to use the new technologies.
Meanwhile, many job seekers are adding “Prompt Engineer” to their resumes, and there are openings for roles in various industries, even outside of the world of tech – as many are frequently turning to A.I. tools to give them instructions on how to do aspects of their jobs. A.I. is an objectively powerful tool to have, and adding someone experienced in commanding it will allow a company to unlock more information at their request – even having some intelligence-based work done by the A.I. tool itself.
Experts believe that prompt engineering will become a valuable skill for all internet users, just like learning how to Google something was in the 2000s. However, some experts believe that the prompt engineering boom will burn out fast as AI evolves quickly, and evidence of these theories is being shown as prompt-based search engines, such as Google and Bing, are now opting to move away from the model they’ve had since the 1990s and are choosing to set their sights on A.I. based search engines.