We can be pretty sure of one thing: artificial intelligence is becoming more and more a part of our lives. On the one hand because of chatbots like ChatGPT. On the other hand, because AI is spreading faster and faster in areas that already affect a lot of people anyway. Examples abound:
So why not learn to deal with it and discover the possibilities as early as possible? There are an awful lot of them. We have some concrete prompts for you that everyone can use – sooner or later.
Danger: Prompts get better as you add more detail that fits your situation. You can adapt and expand our suggestions as needed.
1. Simplify complex issues
Let’s not fool ourselves. Modern life is both very comfortable and extremely complicated. Interpersonal relationships, tax returns, climate change, political conflicts or the math exam. One cannot be well versed in everything. But with ChatGPT it becomes much easier to understand principles and educate yourself.
This prompt should help you to get a better understanding of a topic if you have little or no knowledge about it:
»Dissect [das Thema] into small and easy-to-understand parts. Use real life examples to simplify the concept and make it easier to understand.«
Of course you can also go into more detail with your prompt and research very specific topics.
Let’s move on to a related topic.
2. Summarize and simplify texts
Don’t feel like reading an entire article or is one section filled with too many technical terms? Don’t worry, this is ChatGPT’s easiest exercise.
Copies a piece of text or section that needs to be simplified or summarized and tells ChatGPT to do just that.
A prompt example:
»Please summarize the following article and make bullet points for the most important core statements«
The addition »Explain it to me as if I were five.« can also work wonders in complex situations.
3. Internalize important information
Are you bad at remembering certain things? The children’s dates of birth, or a difficult subject in your studies? The chatbot can give you ways and means to better remember certain information.
A prompt could look like this:
»What are the most important facts/data/formulae [diesem Thema]? Help me to develop a memorizing technique so that I can remember it easily.«
If you have something very specific in mind, it’s even easier. Here’s an example:
»Help me develop a memory technique for a friend’s birthday. He was born on May 12, 1989.«
ChatGPT will give you a list of memorization techniques appropriate for your example. In our experience, not all of these are perfect, but there are plenty of suggestions that work. If they don’t exist, tell the bot. He will offer you alternatives.
4. Teach ChatGPT your writing style
It can be very useful to teach ChatGPT your writing style. For example, you can have ChatGPT write social media posts, blog posts or emails. Even if improvements still need to be made in many cases.
This is how easy it is to teach ChatGPT your style:
»Analyze the writing style of the following text: [Euer Text]«
Then you just tell the AI what to do. For example:
»Use my writing style to create a social media post about [mein Thema] to compose. Use emojis and hashtags.«
5. Learn from mistakes
We all make mistakes, no question. The best we can do is learn from it. Whenever possible, ChatGPT will show your error, such as a broken code, an inadequate operational report, or a messed-up exam.
A prompt could look like this, which also helps with error analysis:
‘I’m at [meiner Aktivität] made a mistake. Can you tell me what went wrong and how to avoid the mistakes in the future? [Mein Text/Code]«
If you cannot show ChatGPT the error, for example if you are practicing a certain technique while making music, then describe the problem as well as possible. Even then the AI can probably help you.
6. Comparisons and Differences
OpenAI’s chatbot can do most of the work for you when it comes to comparisons. Is your online content not doing as well as the competition? Or don’t feel like searching through different data sheets for tiny differences when you get your next PC hardware?
ChatGPT can help you: Simply copy the texts and information you want to compare into this prompt:
»Compare Text 1 and Text 2. Tell me what similarities and differences they have.
Text 1: [Mein Text 1]
Text 2: [Mein Text 2]«
Sometimes it can be a challenge to find people who are interested in the same topics as you are. Here is a prompt that might bring you closer to the right communities.
However, it should be noted that the level of knowledge of ChatGPT only lasts until September 2021. But that still smells loose enough to give you a good impression.
»Please recommend communities that engage with [meinem Thema] occupy. How and where can I find appropriate forums and social media groups with which I can talk about the topic?
Those were the prompts that we think everyone will use at some point. How many of these prompts did you already know? Have you ever tried something similar? Do you use ChatGPT regularly? Which prompts should not be missing in your everyday life and why? Do you have any other prompts that you can recommend? Would you formulate the prompts differently? Write us your opinions and experiences in the comments!