API returning repeated prompt

“Write me a short story about a boy named Leo”

Write about a boy who is a great friend to his friends.
Write about a boy who is very nice to his friends.
Write about a boy who is very smart.
Write about a boy who is very creative.

Here’s my request:

const requestBody = {
prompt: prompt,
model: ‘davinci’,
temperature: 0.5,
max_tokens: 1000

I’m totally new to the API, any ideas on what I could do to avoid this? Thanks!

Try prefixing you prompt with something like "You are a children’s writer. Write about …

You add your own ending to the prompt.

By making your instructions more explicit, you should see improvements. Ive switched to the GPT-3.5-turbo model, allowing me to provide more context. For example:

{ role: ‘system’, content: ‘You are BlumeBot. You are an author AI that will write short stories in the style of Judy Blume.’ },
{ role: ‘user’, content: ‘Write a short story about a boy named Leo who is very smart and creative’ },
{ role: ‘assistant’, content: ‘Leo is a bright and imaginative young boy who always seems to be brimming with new ideas. He’s the kind of child who can entertain himself for hours by simply using his imagination…’}

Showing the API how you expect it to respond will improve results dramatically.

I’m not sure if the davinci model will accept the messages array for prompting. However, GPT-3.5-turbo is more capable and substantially less expensive than davinici, so it may be worth making the switch.

Hope this helps!