5 Tips for Using GPT-4

You’ve seen it all, heard it all, and you want in. 

We get it. GPT-4 has been trending since its announcement last month, and all for good reason (for the most part.) 

While GPT-4’s reputation is mostly falling right into place with what it’s capable of, there has been a lot of confusion as to what it is and isn’t capable of. 

Yes, GPT-4 is a handy tool, but it is not taking over the world. At least not yet. 

…So, what is it, and what can it do?

What is GPT-4? 

To put it simply, GPT-4 is a multimodal large language model created by OpenAI. GPT-4 is considered an application of Generative AI, the branch in AI that creates its own content or output based on the data it has learned. 

What can GPT-4 do? 

Now, that’s the question that’s been on everyone’s minds. Rumors left and right made it seem like GPT-4 can bring someone back from the dead, but, the truth is, its capabilities are still very limited depending on the data it has and how frequently it’s updated. 

So no rumors here, here’s what GPT-4 can do for you. 

Then, what’s the difference between GPT-3 and GPT-4? 

At first glance, you think that there is no difference between both models, but the difference lies in the detail as they say. 

GPT-4 is built to be more creative, better with problem-solving, accepts input and provides output in images, handles more than 25,000 words per chat, and grasps all the power of deep learning as it’s builds up on the long learning journey the company had with the previous versions. 

Our expert tips for using GPT-4 

 Before anything else said or done, it takes some time for you to get around GPT-4 and be able to fully benefit from its capabilities, but these tips will help you understand how it works more and help you start using it efficiently. 

1. Use it for brainstorming 

If you wanna just dip your toes into the water, maybe start by generating ideas rather than full-on generating content to guarantee quality.

2. If you use to generate content, always fact-check

GPT-4 gets all its info from the internet, which can lead someone to believe that it’s always right; however, if the information is not updated, it could be very inaccurate and rather embarrassing. 

Instead of taking content right from the platform and publishing or using it professionally, double-check the facts and statements first to make sure they’re on point. 

3. Be clear and specific 

It’s still just a machine, you know. Be very specific and clear with your questions, and avoid any form of linguistic or semantic ambiguity. 

For example, don’t use unidentified pronouns to refer to something as it will not understand your question. Instead, just use the noun or clarify what you’re referring to. 

4. Use follow-up questions to get clear answers 

It might not get you the first time, which, while disappointing, is completely normal and predictable.

Use follow-up questions and rephrasing to get all the information you need and don’t be shy. It’s literally a machine. 

5. Use keywords to make your query clear and easy to process 

GPT-4 works best when you use keywords relevant to your query. This helps put the focus on the critical elements of your question providing a more accurate answer. 

Whether you’re exploring GPT-4 out of curiosity or planning to use its handiness for your company, remember that you still need humans to make sure everything is accurate. 

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