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Hi Paul, thank you for the prompt engineering short lecture at George Brown today. I have a very high level question on large language model in term of generating better written letter, perhaps better marketing notes, job application cover letter or supply chain issue. For example I am a wind turbine technician for Brookefield that embed few sensors on the blade, generator and vfd. Once something went wrong, I might get an alert to my sms of email to react right away. What I don't need is beautiful email or spreadsheet explaining the problem but directly generating actions to bring sub contractor to the site to bring parts and services. What I expect is more than just generative text but generative actions to cut the bureaucracy. Would LLM add more decision making layer as management, supplier and customet all use ChatGPT to generate beautiful documents while very little decision making authority was given? By the way few wind turbine nacelle in Sault ste Marie may need attention right away.

Hello, I'm glad you found the prompt engineering talk useful! Generative actions is a great idea being worked on! I think you will start seeing more of this technology in the coming months. e.g. With Microsoft Power Virtual Agents - when a turbine issue arises, the AI system can automatically initiate an API call to the subcontractor management service, triggering their dispatch to the site for assistance. This way, your AI system not only provides information but also actively coordinates actions in response to alerts, streamlining the entire process.

I also spoke about ReAct (reasoning + action) prompting strategy that combines reasoning and acting with LLMs prompting. This allows the AI system to perform dynamic reasoning to create, maintain, and adjust action plans.

Some resources:

ReAct Conference paper by Google Brain - https://arxiv.org/pdf/2210.03629.pdf

ReAct Prompting guide - https://www.promptingguide.ai/techniques/react

Microsoft Power Virtual Agents - https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/reinvent-your-ai-assistants-with-generative-answers-actions-and-more-in-microsoft-power-virtual-agents/

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Updated 4 months ago

Can we do transfer learning with gen ai and create our own model ?

Yes! Watch this tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE3NfEULV6k

You may also like to consider fine-tuning - https://huggingface.co/docs/transformers/training

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Updated 4 months ago

Do you think that generative AI tools should be restricted and only in tech companies servers, or it should also be open source and offline?

What Yann LeCun said: https://twitter.com/ylecun/status/1659172655663030272?lang=en

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Updated 4 months ago

how do you forsee prompt engineering in future financial industry

I think it holds a lot of promise for financial industry, think about how you can use it in customizing/refining trade strategies, rapidly analyzing financial data and news, and conducting sentiment analysis. It can help you achieve results faster, and more efficiently. it's not a crystal ball though, you'll still need to know your stuff :)

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Updated 4 months ago

Hi, Paul. What is your take on company hosted generative AI vs open source/self hosted AI tools? Are you for or against a monopoly of the tech companies?

Good question - On the one hand, if you are looking for control, customization, portability and interoperability, then go for self hosted. But you will require technical expertise, it will take time, and hosting large scale models is not always easy. You need to maintain it as well as the infrastructure you are hosting it on, e.g. patching any vulnerabilities (especially critical and highs) that show up on a weekly basis (if not daily..) - which may not be the exact focus for your business. On the other hand, you can offload some of the undifferentiated heavy lifting to other companies for some convenience in using their user friendly APIs, take advantages of security updates, and ability to easily integrate to their ecosystem, as well as support. But this comes at an expense, you will often need to pay for usage fees, and some company hosted models are not very portable. So you need to strike a balance.

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Updated 4 months ago

What are you thinking about a student of computer programming at college change to Al studies

Absolutely, it's an excellent approach to have a strong foundation in both computer programming and AI studies. This is highly valuable in a field where practical application and technical knowledge go hand in hand.

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Updated 4 months ago

How did you become an ai Prompt Engineer?

I started here https://learnprompting.org/docs/intro and here https://www.promptingguide.ai/

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Updated 4 months ago

Hello! What are the resources you use for engineering your prompt or the tools you use?

Check out this page https://learnprompting.org/docs/category/-tooling

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Updated 4 months ago

What’s the one piece of advice would you like to give an international student?

One piece of advice I would offer to international students is to embrace the opportunity for cultural immersion. Studying in a foreign country provides a good chance to learn about different cultures, traditions, and perspectives. But, never lose sight of who you are. Your unique perspectives, values, and background are what make you an interesting and valuable, so don't feel pressured to change yourself to fit in

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Updated 4 months ago

What is your career goal?

My goal is to contribute in uncovering the principles giving rise to intelligence while favoring the development of AI for the benefit of all.

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Updated 10 months ago

how do you stay up to date with the latest developments in AI and what resources do you recommend?

Staying up to date involves following industry publications, attending conferences and events, participating in online communities, and engaging in continuous learning. Some recommended resources include Data Science Central, KDNuggets, and Medium. Also checkout my bookmarks section (https://www.paulowe.com/bookmarks) for other personal favorites

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Updated 10 months ago

Hi Paul how can my business effectively leverage AI to drive growth and improve customer experiences?

You can can leverage analytics and AI by using first party data to personalize experiences, automating routine tasks, identifying new business opportunities, and optimizing processes

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Updated 10 months ago

Hi, what option for hosting did you choose and what did you use to deploy this? Thanks

I am hosting some services on Vercel and others on GCP 🤟

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Updated 1 year ago

how do you link your blog ?

I use ghost as a headless cms. It has a neat content api for this use case https://ghost.org/docs/content-api/

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Updated 3 years ago

Is this open source?

Yes, I maintain a fork here https://github.com/paulowe/paulowe

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Updated 3 years ago