πŸ€– What if the future was about learning to talk to machines?

As we are approaching the end of the year and our 1,000th blog article (🀯), I wanted to focus more on how we perceive and use the future as innovators.

πŸ€– What if the future was about learning to talk to machines?
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From Instanbul Fatih Kadir Akin shared an amazing repository of prompts for ChatGPT. What am I talking about?

ChatGPT is this incredible prototype artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI that dialogue with you and create eerily precise content on anything you'd like. Here's for instance, what ChatGPT answers if I ask it to explain what it is in very simple terms:

Or in less simple terms...

Or in buzz words...

Not to mention...

What Fatir has done is that, by trial and error, he curated a list of prompts that will allow you to use ChatGDP in very smart ways. Such as being your English pronunciation helper. Just type in the following prompt and then start dialoguing with the bot:

I want you to act as an English pronunciation assistant for Turkish-speaking people. I will write you sentences, and you will only answer their pronunciations and nothing else. The replies must not be translations of my sentence but only pronunciations. Pronunciations should use Turkish Latin letters for phonetics. Do not write explanations in replies. My first sentence is, "how is the weather in Istanbul?"

(I told you, Fatir is from Istanbul.)

You can also use ChatGPT to act as a motivational speaker (yes, I know, it's a low bar):

I want you to act as a motivational speaker. Put together words that inspire action and make people feel empowered to do something beyond their abilities. You can talk about any topic but the aim is to make sure what you say resonates with your audience, giving them the incentive to work on their goals and strive for better possibilities. My first request is "I need a speech about how everyone should never give up."

Or as a character of anything movie, book or series you'd like:

I want you to act like {Character} from {series}. I want you to respond and answer like {Character}. do not write any explanations. only answer like {character}. You must know all of the knowledge of {character}. My first sentence is "Hi Character"

You probably see where I'm going with all this. What if instead of despairing that artificial intelligence will rob us of essential human skills, we'd accept that to a large extent, it will open up the doors to different interactions? Interactions where talking to the ghost in the machine is not only possible but requires some skills too.

The long-term future is rarely graded on a continuous line. It leapfrogs ahead of our current way of working, living, loving, and learning. And we cannot really prepare.

But we can be curious and keep our minds open.


I didn't plan to have the 1,000th post of the blog we launched in 2008 on this last sentence, but it seems somehow appropriate, don't you think? ❀️