Will plugin stores be the next app store?

AI players are tripling down on plugins; Prompt chaining > mega prompting

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  • What businesses should take away from Microsoft’s developer conference, Build

  • Chaining together prompts has never been easier thanks to GPT for Sheets

  • Is the music industry ready for the new kid on the block: AI?

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AI Triples Down on Plugins

Microsoft’s developer conference, Build, was jam-packed with announcements this week.

But one of the biggest announcements for businesses to know about is what Microsoft and OpenAI announced regarding plugins.

A Universal Framework for Large Language Model Plugins

Meaning that developers can build a plugin for ChatGPT, and it’ll work in Bing Chat, Microsoft 365 Copilot, and likely many many more places where we’ll see plugins pop up.

It’s clear these are about to be everywhere… We’ve even heard of a few larger startups considering opening up their platform to plugins.

Here’s why you should be paying attention 🔥🔥

Plugins are how large language models like ChatGPT get access to real-time data, have sources for their information, are able to do actions for you, and more.

If we were writing a hype post about it, it would sound something like “ChatGPT makes you 10x more productive, but plugins make you 100x!!”

The big question we have: will we have a universal plugin store?

Or will it be bifurcated, like the app store?

Guess the ball is in Google and Apple’s court on that one.

What does all this mean for you?

The plugin ecosystem is still extremely early. Truthfully, only a few of the current ChatGPT plugins are even worth using on a regular basis.

But to write plugins off based on the current state would be a mistake.

Start thinking about:

  • How do you take your work and start adapting it to leverage these next gen tools, like Plugins?

  • How should you adapt your offering as a business or build new products to take advantage of this next platform?

We’ll be covering this more as it develops.


Chain together your prompts with GPT for Sheets

Mega prompting, in our opinion, is overrated. Mega prompting for ChatGPT is what we call it when you try to use one giant prompt with tons of steps, context, and information jammed into it. In our experience, instead of leading to “10x outputs”, Mega prompts just lead to more variation in your outputs, are harder to debug, and truly feel like shooting in the dark with LLMs.

That’s why we’ve turned to Prompt Chaining using GPT for Sheets.

Prompt chaining is essentially breaking the task into smaller, interconnected prompts, which allow us to guide the model step by step, ensuring each part contributes to a coherent and accurate output.

And thanks to the GPT for Sheets add-on, prompt chaining becomes a breeze.

By combining GPT for Sheets’ capabilities with some Excel formula magic (which can also be generated with the help of GPT for Sheets), we can seamlessly incorporate the process of prompt chaining, directly into our workflows, without ever having to copy and paste within ChatGPT again.

Excited about a specific use case with prompt chaining in GPT for Sheets? Respond if you’d want a video tutorial and your use case!


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AI in the music industry…

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