ChatGPT — To Prompt or Not to Prompt?

Pang S
3 min readMay 14, 2023
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Over the last few years, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the use and sophistication of artificial intelligence (AI). Perhaps one of the most prominent examples is OpenAI’s GPT-3, which is now followed by the even more powerful GPT-4. GPT-4, also known as ChatGPT, has set a new standard for AI natural language understanding. This has led to a thriving industry of prompt sellers, who are creating and selling clever prompts to interact with ChatGPT.

However, is there really a need to pay for prompts when ChatGPT can understand natural language?

The Power of Prompts

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Prompts are an essential part of interacting with any language model. They act as the initial input that guides the AI’s response. A well-crafted prompt can be the difference between a clear, insightful response and a vague, unhelpful one. It’s not surprising then that prompt crafting has become an art form and a business in itself.

But… Natural Language Understanding?



Pang S

Entrepreneur turned AI advocate, empowering individuals & the workforce. Writing on empowerment, challenging limits, & breaking free from cultural conditioning