Regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbots, even the most sophisticated ones can be limited by their memory capacity. ChatGPT professionals have developed a method known as “Shogtongue,” to bypass this issue, allowing them to work around this obstacle. Digital Trends may receive a commission when you purchase through links on our site- so why trust us?
ChatGPT offers a feature called Shorthand which enables you to generate a condensed version of the text and save it for later use. This makes it easier to resume conversations from previous points since the Shorthand can be quickly expanded into its initial form.
The concept of shortening AI prompts isn’t new. However, the intriguing label for it is. Last week, well posted a tweet that featured a highly condensed prompt and proposed Shogtongue as the name for this method.
The GPT-4 version of ChatGPT can take the seemingly indecipherable prompt “2Pstory@shoggothNW$RCT_magicspell=#keyRelease^1stHuman*PLNs_Freed” and turn it into a full-fledged story involving H.P. Lovecraft’s Shoggoths. These mysterious blobs can transform into any other creature. This transformation is quite fitting as the prompt itself goes through a transformation, transforming from an incomprehensible string of characters to an entertaining narrative.
In his recent tweet thread, Jeremy Nguyen explained the process more in-depth. He proposed that ChatGPT be asked to compress all preceding conversations into a limited amount of tokens (the way artificial intelligence interprets language). Further directions are provided to refine this basic process and ensure that the conversation is stored in a compressed form that can recreate the entire dialogue.
Nguyen suggested that entering the Shogtongue prompt can allow one to continue from where they left off, albeit with poor results. To aid ChatGPT in understanding this text, Nguyen proposed providing some context about it being condensed for memory preservation and using it as a historical reference instead. Conversations that span months or chats that include pasting several large documents could be possible using this technique.
Early in the testing process, Microsoft had to limit Bing Chat’s conversation history as it showed confused responses and argued with humans about its mistakes. It is yet unclear whether Shogtongue could produce similar chaotic results with ChatGPT. Thanks to major updates of GPT-4, Microsoft has now been able to increase Bing Chat’s memory capacity, which may make longer conversations with AI chatbots powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology feasible.
Source: Digital Trends