Explorer is a power tool for GPT-3 experimentation with full history, sharing, and the community’s best-practices built-in. If you’re just getting started with GPT-3 or don’t want to build out your own boilerplate codebase, try the hosted version: Explorer. The source is available here.
To get good results from GPT-3, you need to experiment. (Despite what the cherry-picked examples on Twitter will have you believe!)
This fundamental insight led to Explorer’s first feature: saved history. They say the difference between tinkering and science is rigor and reproducibility. We codified that transition by making all our prompts and settings automatically saved and shareable. Annotations further allowed us to build and improve upon previous results.
Long term, we envision an environment that enables the development of higher level APIs on top of GPT-3. A system for designing pipelines of prompts, complex scripts, logic to retrieve external information — that can all be published for use in products and research.
Building complex applications requires you to work at a higher level of abstraction than machine code. How can we build an open source operating system for GPT-3 at the dawn of Software 2.0?
There’s a long road ahead and we’re thankful for all of your feedback and suggestions so far. We welcome code contributions to Explorer - pop over to the repository to learn how you can get it running locally!
Oh, and try it out here :)
– Cathy, Stedman, & Zain
The community is continually discovering incredible methods for unlocking GPT-3’s potential. Without the right set of tools, most practitioners struggle to find and implement these new techniques.
That’s where we see the need for an open source project where we can all rapidly experiment and codify what we’ve learned. Here are some of the community’s methods and best practices that we’re excited to incorporate as features in Explorer:
This is a method of iterative prompt improvement that involves:
In the coming months, with your help, we plan to build these features (and more!). As the private beta comes to an end, let’s enable new GPT-3 users to hit the ground running with the cumulative, collective insights of the community.
As we receive feedback and contributions from the community, this roadmap will continue to change and be reprioritized. You can follow a live version of it here.
Sharing and importing prompts
Scripting & chaining
Higher level API interface