No more blindly prompting AI

You might have a working prompt for doing a task, but you have no idea what parts of the prompt work (or don't) until you start testing.


Prompt Optimization

Running a prompt multiple times and testing it head-to-head against other prompts is the only way to know what works at scale with AI, and find counter-intuitive insights that improve results...More


Mike Taylor

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1. Scenario
GoolyBib Headquarters – Late Afternoon
You're the newest hire at GoolyBib and your boss has just asked you to optimize the prompt for their product name generator. You know this is an important task and you don't want to mess it up. You're going to use Python Widgets to collect user feedback and test the prompt to see if adding examples helps.
Gustav Gieger
at GoolyBib

We need to be sure to get this right. We can't just blindly prompt AI and expect great results. We need to be thoughtful about how we go about the task.

That's why I'm assigning you to this project. I'm confident you can optimize this prompt so that our product name generator is more reliable and accurate.

Let's take a look at the code and see what we can do to make it better.

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2. Brief

Prompt optimization is becoming increasingly important in the world of artificial intelligence (AI). After all, if you want the best results from your machine learning systems, you need to make sure the prompts you provide are optimized for the task. This blog post will discuss why prompt optimization is so important, what it involves, and how it can help you improve your AI systems.

Firstly, let's start by looking at what prompt optimization involves. Prompt optimization is the process of testing and optimizing the prompts you provide to a machine learning system so that it can perform the best it can. This involves testing different prompts, measuring their performance, and making adjustments to them until they are as effective as possible. This is important, as it ensures that your AI system is able to properly understand its environment and the tasks it must complete.

The next part of prompt optimization involves testing different prompts to see how they perform in a variety of scenarios. This can involve testing with different seed words, different performance metrics, and different language models. For example, if you are testing a product name generator, you may want to test the performance with different seed words or test how it responds to different ways of phrasing the prompt. This testing will allow you to determine which prompts work best and refine them further.

One key element of prompt optimization is making sure that you don't overfit your prompts. This is when you add too much information into the prompt, leading to a worse performance. This is why it is important to test different prompts, as this will allow you to identify which parts of the prompts are unnecessary and can be removed.

Finally, once your prompts are optimized, you can move on to testing them in production. This means testing them in the real world to see how well they perform. This testing will help you to identify any edge cases and make sure that the prompts are performing as expected.

In conclusion, prompt optimization is an important part of creating effective AI systems. By testing different prompts, measuring their performance, and making adjustments, you can make sure that your AI system is able to properly understand its environment and the tasks it must complete. This will ultimately lead to more effective AI systems and better results for your organization.

3. Tutorial

All right. Let's talk prompt, optimization. So we're going to define a couple of prompts and we're gonna AB test them and see how well they do. This is really key. I think when you start talking about prompt engineering you're really talking about. Actually optimizing your prompt proving that it works in production finding all those edge cases, because you don't always get that when you're just playing around in chat, G p T, Right.

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