First proposed by Google researchers in 2022.
- (artificial intelligence, technology, neologism) The technique of formulating instructions (“prompts”) for a generative AI, in order to have it produce the expected output.
- 2023 February 8, Charlie Warzel, “The Most Important Job Skill of This Century”, in The Atlantic:
- PromptBase’s sixth-most-popular seller, a prompt creator from Spain who goes by Imagineer, told me that prompt engineering is still a side hustle, having earned them just over 800 euros since September.
- 2023 March 16, James Bridle, “The stupidity of AI”, in The Guardian, →ISSN:
- The latter skill has become known as “prompt engineering”: the technique of framing one’s instructions in terms most clearly understood by the system, so it returns the results that most closely match expectations – or perhaps exceed them.
- 2023 May 29, Zohaib Ahmed, “Want to make the most of ChatGPT? Try these prompt engineering basics”, in Indian Express, Mumbai:
- Now that you’ve learnt the basics of prompt engineering, you should be able to use AI chatbots more efficiently and get the desired results.