đź’¬ Prompts Suck

You almost certainly have crafted a prompt for ChatGPT or another LLM lately. Did it frustrate you? Were you baffled at how complex and long some of the “best practice” prompts you can find online are? Or did you get little more than garbage in return (yet confidently presented as truth)? There is a reason why prompt engineering is an actual job (although one which, I bet, will have a very short shelf life). The future for most LLMs will, almost certainly, be different input modalities – buttons, controls, touch surfaces – instead of an ambiguous text prompt. Stanford’s Varun Shenoy has some concise thoughts about this.