🐙 Promptpack: Generative AI for exponentialists
Prompts to help you make sense of the present and understand the future like an exponentialist.
At Exponential View, we have embraced generative AI tools since they were opened to the public last year. Over several months, we’ve explored prompts, diligently tested a range of tools, and created an environment of sharing and learning amongst team members. Throughout this experimentation, we’ve started to see how genAI best helps us do what we are known for: analysis of the exponential future.
I wanted to share with our readers a first Promptpack, an easy-to-use series of prompts that have drastically helped me make sense of trends and events. Based on the nature of our work and LLMs’ current strengths and weaknesses, we use ChatGPT in an exploratory way, as a thought partner rather than a search engine or to receive single, truthful answers.
In this post, I’ll share prompts based on studies from the emerging field of prompt engineering. Zero-shot prompting (one prompt without providing examples, as opposed to few-shot prompting) is the technique we will focus on here, as I have found this particularly effective for rapidly gaining understanding on a given topic.
Prompting today is more art than science, and open-minded experimentation is the way we approach it.
Generative AI as a thought partner can help you find unlikely connections between ideas, apply concepts and theories to new situations, explore future scenarios, and question your assumptions about the future.
This post will equip you with four exceptional tried-and-tested prompts which can help you in brainstorming, strategic, analytic or planning work. It’ll turn your LLM of choice into a powerful (and pretty reliable) coworker. I’ve also thrown in two bonus prompts, which I think you’ll love.