A New Dawn: From Oracle Apex to Generative AI

Hello dear readers,

If you've been here before, you'll remember a time when this space was filled with insights and tutorials on Oracle Application Express (Apex). It's been over a decade since my last post, and the tech landscape has shifted remarkably since then.

Today, I'm excited to delve into a topic that has piqued my interest in recent years: Generative AI, specifically focusing on prompt engineering for models like GPT and platforms such as Midjourney.

Why the shift?

In the past, I explored the intricacies of Apex, offering a helping hand to many as they navigated that ecosystem. But as I evolved in my tech journey, I became fascinated by how AI can generate content, assist in decision-making, and even partake in creative processes.

What is Generative AI?

Generative AI models, like GPT by OpenAI, are designed to produce content. By feeding them prompts, these models can write essays, poems, code, and even music. But the true art lies in "prompt engineering" – crafting prompts that guide the AI to produce desired outputs. Think of it as crafting a question so well that the answer is inevitably insightful.

Why Midjourney and others?

Midjourney and similar platforms showcase the potential of these models in real-world applications. They represent the bridge between raw AI capabilities and practical tools we can use daily.

What's Next?

Over the next few posts, I'll share my experiments with prompt engineering, insights into best practices, and thoughts on the ethics and responsibilities that come with using such powerful tools. Whether you're an AI enthusiast, a skeptic, or just curious, I invite you to join me on this journey.


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