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Principles of prompting Large Language Models (LLMs)

Prompting Large Language Models (LLMs) doesn’t require a deep expertise, there’s no magic secret to prompting. This is by design, LLMs behave as simulations of human conversation. The Art of the AI Prompt is to talk like a human.

As an innovation team we’ve been observing people interacting with Large Language Models in webinars, workshops and trainings. We’ve put together these principles as we saw that folks were overcomplicating their interactions with the new tools.

Understanding how humans talk to each other is a useful way to get better information Large Language Models. These principles have their roots in social sciences - anthropology, sociology and linguistics - rather than hard sciences.