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How to Supercharge GPT-4 for 10x Output Quality

By March 30th, 2023No Comments5 min read


GPT-4, the powerful AI model developed by OpenAI, has gained immense popularity due to its remarkable capabilities in generating high-quality content. This model is a successor to the well-known GPT-3 and has significantly improved in terms of power, accuracy, and versatility. Many users access GPT-4 on chat GPT, but did you know that you can achieve even better results by using the playground mode? In this blog post, we will explore how to customize GPT-4 settings for improved output quality using the playground mode. Let’s dive right in!

Accessing GPT-4 on Playground Mode

To access GPT-4 on the playground mode, follow these simple steps:

  1. If you don’t see the GPT-4 model available, apply for the GPT-4 API. You can find more information and the application link in the API documentation.
  2. Once you have access to the GPT-4 API, head over to the chat mode in the playground.
  3. Change the model to GPT-4 in the chat mode.

The playground interface consists of three sections: the systemuser, and assistant. The system section allows you to provide context to the AI, the user section is where you enter your input or question, and the assistant section displays the AI-generated response.

Customizing GPT-4 Outputs Using the System Section

By providing context to the AI using the system section, you can effectively guide the AI to generate outputs tailored to your specific use case. Let’s take a look at two examples:

Example 1: Witty and Funny Chatbot

System: You are a witty and funny chatbot that answers questions about life in an engaging and fun way.
User: What is the meaning of life?

Output: The age-old question! The meaning of life is like a good recipe: it’s different for everyone, and the secret ingredient is always love… or is it tacos? Anyways, it’s up to each person to find their own flavor and savor it.

This example demonstrates how GPT-4 can be guided to provide humorous and engaging responses, perfect for a chatbot meant to entertain users while discussing life’s deeper questions.

Example 2: Expert Financial Advisor Chatbot

System: You are an expert financial advisor who offers actionable but easy-to-understand information to people about money, finances, and financial freedom. Answer every question in a way that even a fifth-grader could understand.
User: Can you explain the stock market?

Output: The stock market is like a big store where people buy and sell small pieces of different companies called stocks. When someone buys a stock, they own a tiny part of a company. People try to buy stocks when they’re cheap and sell them when they’re worth even more.

This example showcases GPT-4’s ability to simplify complex financial concepts, making them accessible to a younger audience or individuals with limited financial knowledge.

Customizing GPT-4 Outputs Using the Settings on the Right-hand Side

Besides the system section, you can also customize GPT-4 outputs using the settings on the right-hand side:

  • Temperature: Controls the creativity of the outputs. Increase for more creative outputs, decrease for less creative outputs.
  • Maximum Length: Controls the length of the generated content. Increase for longer outputs.
  • Top P: Can be left at the default setting.
  • Frequency Penalty: Reduces repetitive words in the output. Increase the value for less repetition (recommended: 0.2-0.4).
  • Presence Penalty: Instructs the AI to write about more novel ideas or topics. Increase the value for less repetition.

We recommend the following settings for better outputs:

  • Temperature: 0.8
  • Frequency penalty: 0.2
  • Presence penalty: 0.2

Testing the Customized Settings

Let’s compare the outputs with the original and customized settings using the financial advisor chatbot example:

Original Settings

User: Can you explain financial independence to a fifth grader?

Output: Being financially independent means having enough money saved up to take care of your needs without needing to ask others for help. It’s like having a big piggy bank that you can dip into when you need something, like new clothes, toys, or even fun activities. It’s important because it helps you feel more in control of your life and allows you to make more choices that make you happy.

Customized Settings

User: Can you explain financial independence to a fifth grader?

Output: Being financially independent is like being the boss of your own money tree. Imagine you can pluck dollars off the branches whenever you need them, without having to ask anyone else. It’s important because when we can take care of our own needs and wants, we feel proud and confident. Plus, it makes us better at decision-making and teaches us how to spend wisely on things that matter the most to us.

As you can see, the output with customized settings is more engaging and original.

Benefits of Customizing GPT-4 Settings

By customizing GPT-4 settings, you can enjoy several benefits:

  1. Improved AI detection scores: Customized outputs have a higher chance of passing AI detection tools, resulting in more human-like content.
  2. More human-like and original content: Adjusting settings like temperature, frequency penalty, and presence penalty will result in content that is less repetitive and more unique.
  3. Reduced repetition and improved content quality: Customizing settings will help you achieve higher-quality outputs that cater to your specific use case.

For example, if you’re creating content for an article, adjusting the temperature can help you strike a balance between creativity and coherence, while tweaking the frequency penalty and presence penalty can help you avoid repetitive phrases and cliches.


We encourage you to experiment with GPT-4 settings to achieve the best results for your specific use case. By customizing the settings in the playground mode, you can significantly improve the quality of the generated content. Give it a try, and don’t forget to share this blog post with others who might find it helpful! Please feel free to provide your feedback and share your experiences with customizing GPT-4 settings in the comments section below. Happy content generating!

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