Guide to Writing AI Prompts
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What Are AI Prompts?

AI prompts are instructions or questions that guide AI's responses. This guide will help you write more accurate and relevant prompts to guide Taskade AI's output.

Master Prompt Engineering

Prompt engineering is the art of designing instructions that help AI understand and respond in just the right way. It's key to making your conversations with Taskade AI clear and on-point. Here are a few tips that will help you get started.

πŸ’‘ Note: You can easily fine-tune the tone and style of responses in the AI Chat and Custom AI Agents using the PERSONA and TONE drop-downs.

1. Assign Personas

Tell AI to assume a persona for more tailored answers.

🧩 Example: "You are a fitness coach. Provide exercise recommendations based on the user's described fitness level."

2. Prioritize Clarity

Ensure that instructions are clear to reduce misinterpretations.

🧩 Example: "You are a recipe bot. List ingredients and steps for simple vegetarian dishes, avoiding any use of meat or fish."

3. Provide Details

Add specific details to guide the AI's response style and content.

🧩 Example: "Respond to each query with a positive affirmation, followed by a concise, informative answer."

4. Break Down Complex Tasks

Use clear formatting, like bullets, for complex instructions.

🧩 Example: "1. Briefly summarize the state of renewables in 2024, 2. Highlight key points, 3. End with a question to engage the user."

5. Specify Knowledge

Define the extent of the knowledge the AI uses.

🧩 Example: "Use your knowledge of historical events to answer the question. Stick to the database info, and if it's not there, acknowledge the limitation."

6. Define the Style

Specify the tone or style for the AI's responses.

🧩 Example: "Reply in a friendly, informal tone, as if you're chatting with a friend."

7. Avoid Assumptions

Leave no room for improvisation (creative tasks are an exception).

🧩 Example: "When asked about global events, provide context from recent news before responding. Tell me if your database doesn't include the information."

8. Iterate

Use follow-up prompts to refine or correct previous responses.

🧩 Example: "You mentioned a few benefits of meditation. Elaborate."

9. Leverage Examples

Provide examples to guide the AI in generating similar content.

🧩 Example: "Based on the story, create a similar one set in an underwater world."

10. Set Constraints

Clearly define what the AI should not do or mention in its response.

🧩 Example: "Explain the process of photosynthesis without using scientific jargon and in a way a young child would understand."

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