OpenAI’s ChatGPT introduces “Custom Instructions”. This new feature, currently in beta, allows users to provide specific instructions on how they want the AI chatbot to respond, thereby creating a more personalized and efficient user experience.
One of the challenges faced by AI chatbots is the lack of continuous memory, which means that all information is reset at the end of a conversation. The introduction of Custom Instructions aims to eliminate this issue in ChatGPT, offering users a more seamless and personalized interaction with the chatbot.
The Custom Instructions feature allows users to set their preferences, which ChatGPT will then keep in mind for all future conversations. This eliminates the need for users to provide instruction prompts every time they interact with the AI chatbot. This is particularly beneficial for users who rely on ChatGPT for their work or creative projects and have specific requirements for the prompts they use.
The benefits of this feature are manifold. It improves the accuracy of ChatGPT’s responses by focusing on the information most relevant to the user’s instructions. It increases relevance by tailoring ChatGPT’s responses to the user’s specific interests and needs. It also improves the tone of the chatbot’s responses by understanding the user’s desired tone and adjusting its responses accordingly.
The Custom Instructions feature is currently available to ChatGPT Plus users, with plans to roll it out to all users in the near future. Users can activate this feature in the account settings menu. Once activated, two text fields appear: one for adding personal context and another for defining the desired tone or special characteristics of the responses.
Despite the exciting advancements, OpenAI is mindful of the ethical implications of AI. The company uses its Moderation API to ensure that users do not include instructions that could lead to harmful or hateful responses from ChatGPT. It also removes any personally identifying information from the instructions and queries to protect user privacy.
The introduction of Custom Instructions gives users more control over how ChatGPT generates text, leading to more accurate and engaging results.