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Michael Taylor — Prompt Engineering for Fun & Profit — The Bootstrapped Founder 308

Published about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Dear founder,

Mike Taylor (@hammer_mt) literally wrote the book on Prompt Engineering. He paints a vivid picture of a future where generative AI could make our traditional databases look like ancient relics, and the role of developers shifts dramatically.

Instead of crafting code, they could be steering the helm of AI-generated software, potentially dealing with the whims of a virtual 'petulant child.'

Herding digital cats, really.

Our chat pushes us to ponder the changing value of (being able to) code and the skills that will matter in the face of technology's relentless march forward.

What does it mean that we are providing the training data for AI systems with every click and every word we type? Are we working for the machine? Is the machine working for us?

What do authorship and ownership look like in this future? Tune in to learn from someone who has their finger on the digital pulse of an industry that changes every day.

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Arvid Kahl

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Being your own boss isn't easy, but it's worth it. Learn how to build a legacy while being kind and authentic. I want to empower as many entrepreneurs as possible to help themselves (and those they choose to serve).

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