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There are 3 reasons why not all interaction with LLMs is going to be using natural language:

  1. SaSSy interfaces are better for focused tasks
  2. Some people don’t like talking
  3. Talking to a non-sentient intelligence is creepy

#1 is already known and acted upon, this post covers the other two.

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A key point of the linked post is how to use ChatGPT for cleaning up large amounts of data, i.e., repetitive edit tasks. Not by using ChatGPT to generate a program to clean up, but to do the edits directly.

I have used ChatGPT in that way too to

  • remove escape sequences from a big JSON in JSON in a log file.
  • for a long list of locations, determine if it is a city or not.
  • format a long bullet point list as CSV.