ACS: AI + prompt-crafting beyond GPT-3

Step 1

Login to the free playground. You will need a phone for SMS confirmation.
Link to playground for GPT-3 by OpenAI.

The free playground has a limit of about 300,000 free tokens. This is the equivalent of about four novels of text.

Alternatives (no login)


GPT-J is about 3% of the size of the model above (6B vs 175B parameters), but may be interesting due to their differing datasets (GPT-J has more GitHub, more StackExchange, etc)

GPT-J fast (no login):

GPT-J slow (no login):


Megatron-11B is my favourite model to play around with for simplicity, no login needed.

Megatron (no login):


Step 2

Use prompt-crafting to create a prompt for the AI.
There are many built-in to the platform (GPT-3: use the drop-down, GPT-J: click ‘examples’), or some suggestions in the sheet:

Link to prompt-crafting examples.


Step 3

Submit/show your favourite result(s) to the class.

That’s it! Thanks for playing!

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Dr Alan D. Thompson is an AI expert and consultant. With Leta (an AI powered by GPT-3), Alan co-presented a seminar called ‘The new irrelevance of intelligence’ at the World Gifted Conference in August 2021. His applied AI research and visualisations are featured across major international media, including citations in the University of Oxford’s debate on AI Ethics in December 2021. He has held positions as chairman for Mensa International, consultant to GE and Warner Bros, and memberships with the IEEE and IET. He is open to consulting and advisory on major AI projects with intergovernmental organisations and enterprise.

This page last updated: 11/Apr/2022.