Monday 19 June 2023

Free Prompt Engineering Course

Free Prompt Engineering Course

I started this for myself to dabble in images and other creative endeavours however I thought then it may be of interest to the humans, so..

In case you missed it the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Large Language Models (LLM) is the biggest thing of this century, so far.

Monday 15 May 2023

Prompt Engineer and Librarian 280k+ - Anthropic

Hey all you BYT


FYI: The expected salary range for this position is $280k - $375k.

Send me a postcard from California if you get hired :-)
Don't forget me..

Artificial Intelligence Q1 2023

Cross Posted from:

I'm not really a fan of cross-posting however I consider the rapid evolution of AI/ Chat to be something very important and worth looking at closely, if only to reduce ones daily workload.


As the AI field hots up I am switching from an annual update to Quarterly although this will still leave you way behind, imho.. ;-)

Here are some specific events and products related to artificial intelligence that have occurred so far in 2023:

Google Launches New AI-Powered Assistant: In January 2023, Google launched a new AI-powered assistant called "Google Assistant Pro." The new assistant is designed to provide more personalized and contextually relevant responses to user queries.

Microsoft Acquires AI Start-Up: In February 2023, Microsoft announced that it had acquired an AI start-up called "Deep Learning Technologies." The start-up specializes in developing advanced deep learning algorithms for use in a variety of applications.

NVIDIA Announces New AI Hardware: In April 2023, NVIDIA announced a new set of hardware designed specifically for AI applications. The hardware, called the "NVIDIA AI Data Center," is designed to provide increased performance and efficiency for AI workloads.

GPT-4 is the largest and most powerful language model in existence, setting a new benchmark for natural language processing. is in the tech papers. Previously token size was 2048 tokens, now it is 8,192; a 4x increase in size. (most likely subject to pro plans or other variations)
expert reaction to OpenAI announcing GPT-4 -

These are just a few examples of specific events and products related to artificial intelligence that have occurred so far in 2023. As the year progresses we will see even more exciting developments in this rapidly evolving field.. imho. 

As interest grows exponentially I am finding that one must subscribe to some form of paid model to really use / experiment. In most cases paid plans appear to provide:

  • priority access
  • advanced features
  • higher output in words / images / tokens
  • higher input via pdf or other modalities

I compare this with music / concerts, if you really like a band then go / pay. :-) 

Matt Wolfe

I'd suggest that you check out Matt Wolfe on Y/T et al. I am not affiliated with Matt in any way (yet) but must reach out to him one of these days. He is doing some seriously heavy lifting in terms of keeping all of us up to date with what is going on, imho. 

Serious kudos to Matt Wolfe, thanks Matt..  find him via the links below.

Friday 12 May 2023

A Technocrat's Perspective #13

Given the astounding pace of development in LLM I thought it would be useful to share some tools with you all as I find them.

I will retroactively comb through my own tools section and repost former content with the tag LLM Tools and /or Prompt Engineering, or Chrome Add-ons as appropriate. My normal / standard frequency posting is now circa every 10 days.


Chrome add-ons are adding another level of functionality to ChatGPT / LLM overall.

Voice Control for ChatGPT with 300k users!

ChatGPT for Google with 2M users!

AIPRM for ChatGPT with 1M+ users

On blogs TL;DR etc - Merlin ChatGPT Assistant for all Websites 700k + users

Overall reading into reviews there is a degree of scrambling to keep up with ChatGPT changes. In that context plug-ins may not work as expected given the curation time lag for updates.

These are offered as is, I have not tested each one yet but I am happy to rely on Google's curation with regard to using them. Please note that there are some variations in the privacy / use of data aspect.

Tip: Forgive me for suggesting the obvious but when you are in the Chrome Store for any of the above if you click on the Related tab you will see additional plug-ins / add-ons.

Tuesday 2 May 2023

A Technocrat's Perspective #12

I've always believed in the abilty of technology to impove my quality of life, less work, more money.. <g> alas it's been a long time coming, but guess what - it is here now - courtesy of the AI's

Perhaps you are playing around with;-

or the circa 1500 tools that are out there, courtesy of Matt Wolfe's heavy lifting.

As a tech nerd crunching the syntax is a compelling challenge. 


FYI: I wrote this myself ;-) although I could go get a real good post from ChatGPT with keyword max, fire up some cool images from MidJourney et al but that would be too easy ;-) - except it is tempting to pivot to llElevenLabs, let it talk to you.. <g>

As you read (more perhaps) you could listen to the fully / totally AI powered radio  |  from