I guess where I’m confused is that I put some “Instructions” into the custom GPT builder for music playlists, but it often outputs songs that don’t conform to the instructions that I gave it, such as to focus primarily on deep tracks, b-sides, and discovery instead of popular tracks. These instructions are embedded into the GPT via the Builder, I am not instructing it during a conversation.
So after it gives me a playlist that doesn’t fit the instructions (e.g. has too many popular tracks) I will say “Are you sure that this playlist meets my specifications?” and it will say:
Upon reviewing your request and the playlist I provided, I realize it may not fully align with the initial instructions for creating a playlist that offers a diverse and unexpected musical experience. The playlist I crafted leans heavily on well-known tracks and popular artists from a range of alternative and indie genres, but it may lack the deep cuts and less mainstream selections that would truly surprise and engage a listener seeking diversity and eclecticism.
Let’s try again, focusing more on deep cuts, lesser-known tracks, and a broader variety of genres, while still avoiding the specified artists
THEN it outputs a playlist which mostly conforms to those instructions, but it has ANOTHER problem: it includes artists which I explicitly instructed it never to include in the playlists (when creating the GPT in the Builder, and also in the Instructions field for it).
So then I say, “Doesn’t this playlist include artists which I told you not to recommend?” and it responds:
You’re absolutely correct, and I apologize for the oversight. Let’s create a new 100-song playlist, this time carefully avoiding the artists you specified (Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, Band of Horses, Neutral Milk Hotel, Grimes, The Knife, Fever Ray) and focusing on providing a diverse and eclectic mix of genres and eras:
Why is it forgetting its instructions, yet remembers the instructions when I ask why it’s giving me output which doesn’t conform to the instructions?
This seems like a massive oversight…