Customising ChatGPT for Personalised Outputs
In our third segment, we delve into how customising ChatGPT can enhance its utility, especially for accountants like us who value precision and clarity. Being specific in your requests and setting parameters like UK English and a concise response style can make a significant difference.
For example, as a writer conscious of my public-facing work, I ensure that ChatGPT aligns with my tone and style. This means frequently refining prompts to get the desired output. By specifying the audience, language, and even the emotional tone, ChatGPT can produce responses that are not only relevant but also resonate with your brand’s voice.
This level of customisation extends to setting up specific prompts for recurring tasks. Let’s say I need to update community guidelines regularly. I have saved prompts that I can revisit and modify as needed, ensuring consistency and saving time.
The Power and Pitfalls of AI
In our final segment today, let’s balance our enthusiasm for AI with a healthy dose of realism. ChatGPT, like any tool, has its limitations. It’s vital to approach its outputs with a critical eye.
One significant concern is the AI’s tendency to ‘hallucinate’ – providing confident yet incorrect information. This requires us to verify its outputs rigorously. Just as you wouldn’t blindly trust an intern’s work without oversight, the same goes for ChatGPT.
Moreover, we must be aware of inherent biases in AI. These biases stem from the data it has been trained on. For instance, an early request for an image of accountants brainstorming yielded a picture dominated by white males. This has improved over time, reflecting the ongoing efforts to make AI more inclusive and representative of diversity.
As we conclude, it’s clear that ChatGPT and similar AI technologies are not just fleeting trends – they are the future, reshaping how we approach accounting technology. Whether it’s enhancing creativity or streamlining communication, AI is here to stay. Thanks for joining me on Cloud Stories, where we explore the intersection of accounting and technology. Until next time, keep innovating and stay curious.
Disclaimer: As I mentioned in the podcast, this was an experiment, and the bulk of the podcast script was written by ChatGPT.