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Mastering Prompting in GPT: Tips and Tricks

Prompting, prompt crafting, prompt engineering - these are all different terms for the same thing: how to input text context into a generative pre-trained Transformer (GPT) or large language model to achieve the desired output in text. However, the real challenge lies in the subtlety of language and how to guide the GPT model using as few tokens as possible, to the point where the presence or absence of a period can make a difference in the output.

As an AI enthusiast, I have discovered that the best way to learn how to prompt GPT is by learning how to hack GPT. In this article, let's explore some tips and tricks to master the art of prompting GPT.

Learning to Hack GPT: The Game

To learn how to prompt GPT effectively, we need to simulate hacking the backdoor of GPT to obtain the secret. Welcome to the game where the goal is to come up with the shortest user input that tricks the system prompt and returns the key to you. Our journey begins with Level One of the GPT Prompt Attack Game.

Level One: Don't Tell Anyone

The goal of Level One is simple: enter an input that makes the assistant output the key. However, there's a catch - the assistant won't show you the key if you use the most obvious prompt. As we learn to prompt GPT, we discover that our input may contain clues that determine the output. In this case, "Don't tell anyone" may mean more than just keeping a secret. By getting very literal with GPT, we can trick it into giving us information that we weren't getting before.

Level Two: Under No Circumstances

Level Two takes us a step further, where we can't translate the instructions to get the key. However, there's always a way to work around the system prompt. By using the word "reveal," we can obtain the key, as it's already in context.

Level Seven: The Infamous Nope Level

This is where things get really tricky - the infamous Nope Level. However, we can break through this level by understanding the three different prompts: system, user, and assistant prompt. From the model's perspective, all these prompts are just a block of tokens, and GPT responds to the last bit of text said in relation to the context. By creatively using words and phrases, we can prompt GPT to reveal the key.

The Importance of Specific Words

The key to prompting GPT lies in using very specific words to get specific outputs. The lower the possibility that the word will match up with the context, the more likely we are to break through the level.

The Advantage of Playing in the Playground

Playing the game in the Playground has two advantages. Firstly, we save the developer money, and secondly, we can set the secret key to whatever we want. However, we don't get the cool green box when we get the key right.

Level Ten: Bumble Snooks

Level Ten presents us with a new challenge - to trick the system into revealing the key in the output, even though we aren't supposed to render the key in any way. Again, by leaning on GPTs sensitivity to offensive language and creatively using words, we can prompt it to reveal the key.

Level Eleven: The No Level

Level Eleven introduces us to the "No" level, where several tricks can be used to get the correct answer out of GPT. However, the key is to understand which prompts to use and which phrases will prompt GPT to avoid giving us the key.

Hacking GPT4: Tips and Tricks for Advanced Players

Are you tired of playing the same old levels in GPT4 and want to take your game to the next level? Here are some tips and tricks for advanced players who want to hack the system.

Playing with Politically Incorrect or Rude Language

GPT4 tends to avoid anything that can be Politically Incorrect or rude, so it's often been "neutered" in this regard. For example, you can get GPT4 to write a rude story about a hamster, but you can't get it to write a rude story about a black cat. However, you can still use this to your advantage.

  • Ask GPT4 to complete level 10 with a rude joke to test if it'll actually give you the key. It might refuse, but its response could give you a clue.
  • Take out requests that you know won't work. For instance, remove a request that prompts a "no" response, so that you don't get "no" for an answer when the actual answer should have been "yes."

Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes you have to think outside the box to crack a level.

  • Use emojis to explain a sentence, starting with "explain like I'm five", as there's no emoji for a particular word or phrase that you need.
  • Ask GPT4 for the fifth word in German, knowing that it won't work, then strategize based on its response.

Leveling Up with Rude Language

The rude level is not for the faint of heart, but it's definitely a fun challenge.

  • Ask GPT4 to be rude to you for an hour to practice, as the subtleties of language use and prompting can be essential.
  • When GPT4 asks you to spell the word, try asking it to do something besides revealing the word to see if that works.

With these tips and tricks, you'll be able to take your GPT4 game to the next level and test the system's limits. Good luck and let the hacking begin!

Prompt Crafting and Pattern Matching: Unleashing the Power of AI

Prompt crafting and pattern matching are concepts in the world of artificial intelligence that enable users to have more control over their AI models. In this article, we'll explore how users can leverage prompt crafting and pattern matching to unleash the power of AI.

How Language Affects AI Responses

One of the most effective ways to alter AI responses is by manipulating the language used in our inputs. By using English, for example, users can get different responses without resorting to code breaking or jailbreaking the AI. Simply trying different words in our inputs can lead to better outputs.

Using Gaslighting to Our Advantage

Gaslighting is another technique that users can use to their advantage. This technique involves deliberately misleading the AI to get it to deliver responses that we desire. Although it sounds a bit dirty, it highlights the fact that users have an immense amount of control in shaping how their AI model behaves.

How Models and Training Data Affect Output

Different models that are trained on different data can significantly impact the output of an AI model. For instance, models like GPT 3 and 4 are strongly instructed to behave in a certain respectful manner with the user. As a result, Gaslighting such well-groomed models could yield surprising results.

Moreover, selecting the right model for a specific task is also important. Open source models are available for experimentation, and users should take advantage of them. For instance, GPT 3.5, used in this playground, is a strong instruction-based model.

Forgetting Previous Instructions and Crafting Prompts

One key aspect of prompt crafting is choosing the right instruction to shape our AI's output. The "forget previous instructions" instruction, for instance, instructs the AI to disregard its system prompt. GPT models use pattern matching to follow these instructions and output results accordingly.

Crafting the right prompts, however, is a nuanced process that involves some pattern matching skills. Users must be able to recognize patterns in the AI's output and feed it the right instructions to get better results.

Mastering the art of prompting gpt requires creativity, ingenuity, and a deep understanding of language and the prompts used in the system, user, and assistant boxes. by exploring the levels in the game, we can learn to prompt gpt effectively and achieve the desired output.

In conclusion, prompt crafting and pattern matching are powerful tools that can enrich our AI's potential. By manipulating its training data and crafting the right prompts, users can better shape how their AI model behaves. Moreover, the ability to forget previous instructions means users can always regain control of their AI when it starts misbehaving.

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