By Kevin Hawkins with Korey Hawkins | Vol. 2 Issue 17 

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Better AI: Perfecting your promptsBetter AI: Perfecting your prompts

When working with AI chatbots, there’s one golden rule: garbage in, garbage out. If you feed your bot ambiguous or half-baked prompts, you’ll get suspect results. The key to AI mastery lies in crafting prompts that are incredibly specific and detailed so that the output can’t help but shine.

Think of it like ordering at a deli. If you mumble “sandwich,” you might end up with mystery meat on stale bread. But if you ask for a “toasted sourdough club with crispy bacon, romaine lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, and a light spread of avocado mayo?” Now we’re talking.

The same principle applies to AI. The more specific you are in your prompts, the more likely you will be surprised and delighted by the results. Don’t be afraid to go into excruciating detail about what you want – any top Chatbot can handle it.

But here’s the thing: even with a great prompt, you can’t just accept the first output and call it a day. Here’s Hawkins AI rule No. 1: constantly iterate. The first result is rarely the best, so keep pushing. Clarify your prompt, ask for revisions, suggest additions, and don’t settle until you get the output you need.

And here’s a pro tip: if you’re struggling to perfect your prompt, ask the chatbot for help. These AI assistants are getting wicked smart and can often suggest ways to rework your prompt for better results.

So, whether you’re using AI to assist with writing content, brainstorming ideas, or analyzing data, remember: specificity is your friend, iteration is non-negotiable, and when in doubt, ask your chatbot for help. (-Kevin)

AI NewsbytesAI Newsbytes

The honeymoon with AI is over. A new poll by the Artificial Intelligence Policy Institute says a majority of Americans are worried about AI risks: 62% said they are “somewhat or mostly concerned” about AI, compared to 21% who said they are “somewhat or mostly excited” about it. These feelings are non-partisan, with 75% of Democrats and Republicans believing AI could eventually pose a threat to the human race and 86% believing AI could cause a catastrophic event.

Is AI the new infrastructure? Axios reports a shift from “AI is the new magic” to “AI is the new infrastructure,” hoping to combat the negativity building against AI and AI firms. OpenAI hired veteran political consultant Chris Lehane to push this new positioning.

AI growth massively outpacing US power capacity. Inc. digs into how AI firms are overcoming power grid limitations, bypassing utilities to build their own power project, or dealing directly with power generators. Echoing the challenges, the WSJ reported this week, “Why the AI Industry’s Thirst for Data Centers Can’t Be Satisfied.” To meet the insatiable demand AI is causing, one startup is building data centers in shipping containers and can drop these portable facilities in remote areas of Texas – or Africa.

And finally… Amazon, Anthropic, OpenAI, Google, Microsoft, Meta, and other leading AI firms have jointly pledged to ensure their AI tools can’t be used to exploit children. Child-safety group Thorn and All Tech Is Human, a non-profit focused on responsible tech, lead the effort. A new White Paper, “Safety by Design for Generative AI: Preventing Child Sex Abuse,” was released simultaneously with the new pledge. (-Kevin)

AI Fast FactsAI Five Facts

  1. About one-in-four jobs in San Jose and San Francisco are tech-related, with over 730,000 tech jobs available – CTIA
  2. New York has over 549,000 people working in tech, representing 6% of its workforce – SignalFire
  3. Austin’s VC-backed tech startups grew their workforces by 23% between 2019 and 2023 – SignalFire
  4. More than a third (35%) of the country’s AI and machine learning specialists are in the San Fransisco Bay Area – SignalFire
  5. 60% of job titles in 2018 didn’t even exist in 1940, with automation erasing twice as many jobs between 1980 and 2018 as it did between 1940 and 1980 – Quarterly Journal of Economics

Sources: Axios and Fast Company (-Korey)

AI Headlines – Take 5AI headlines: Take 5

CoStar Acquiring Virtual Tour Leader Matterport for $1.6B | 4/23/24 GlobeSt
CoStar bought Matterport as a data play and talent acquisition and will use AI to extract data from its virtual property tours.

Will AI Be the Death of Reception? | 4/23/24 Commercial Observer
While AI is being deployed in the reception area, it can’t fully replace human contact—for now.

These 6 AI Art Generators Produce the Most Photorealistic Results | 4/19/24 Make Use Of
Learn about Adobe Firefly, DALL-E 3, and the other AI Generators that create the most realistic images.

Apple bought another AI startup that could help make your iPhone better | 4/22/24 MSN
Apple is beefing up its AI Division through the acquisition of Datakalab.

AI in real estate: Assessing current and future use cases | 4/22/24 HousingWire
Ylopo and real estate pros discussed AI in real estate today and tomorrow onstage at The Gathering in Scottsdale.


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