Generative AI with Vertex AI: Prompt Design

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Generative AI with Vertex AI: Prompt Design

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The Vertex AI SDK for text enables you to structure prompts however you like. You can add contextual information, instructions, examples, questions, lists, and any other types of text content that you can think of.

In this lab, you will learn about prompt design and various text generation use cases using the Vertex AI SDK.

What you will learn:

How to get started with prompt engineering with the Vertex AI SDK:

  • Best practices
  • Zero-, one- and few-shot prompting

How to explore some text generation use cases with the Vertex AI SDK:

  • Ideation
  • Q&A
  • Text classification
  • Text extraction
  • Text summarization

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Notebook Organization

This lab is organized across various Jupyter notebooks:

Notebook Description
language/prompts/intro_prompt_design.ipynb Notebook covering best practices for prompt design
language/prompts/examples/ideation.ipynb Notebook on idea generation, brainstorming, writing
language/prompts/examples/question_answering.ipynb Notebook on question-answering
language/prompts/examples/text_classification.ipynb Notebook on classifying text
language/prompts/examples/text_extraction.ipynb Notebook on extracting information from text
language/prompts/examples/text_summarization.ipynb Notebook on summarizing text

Task 1. Vertex AI Workbench

  1. In your Google Cloud project, navigate to Vertex AI Workbench. In the top search bar, enter Vertex AI Workbench of the Google Cloud console.

  2. Go to User-managed-notebooks.

Use search to locate Vertex AI workbench
  1. Click Open JupyterLab.
  2. The JupyterLab will run in a new tab.
Open Notebook action

Task 2. Open generative-ai folder

  1. Navigate to the generative-ai folder on the left hand side of the notebook.
  2. Navigate to the /language/prompts folder.
  3. Click on the intro_prompt_design.ipynb file.
  4. Follow the steps in the notebook and run each cell one at a time.
Loading information from the generative-ai folder Note: Make sure to replace the values of PROJECT_ID to and REGION to in the notebook.

Click Check my progress to verify the objectives.

Be Concise Be specific, and well-defined Ask one task at a time Watch out for hallucinations Turn generative tasks into classification tasks to reduce output variability Improve response quality by including examples

Task 3. Explore the notebooks

  1. In the file directory on the left-hand side, double click to open the folder language/prompts/examples.
  2. Open any of the notebooks in the folder to explore the different use cases where prompt engineering can help generate the results desired from the Vertex AI SDK.
  3. After opening a notebook, run each cell one at a time to view the results of the operations in the notebook.


You have now completed the lab! In this lab, you used various notebooks available from the generative-ai GitHub repository to explore the Vertex AI SDK in Vertex AI.

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Manual Last Updated May 09, 2024

Lab Last Tested May 09, 2024

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