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Intro to OpenAI API

Explore OpenAI’s API and learn how to write more effective generative AI prompts that help improve your results.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

     
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    <1 hour
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  • Prerequisites

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About this course

OpenAI’s API is a portal into the world of large language models, and understanding it is important when working with generative AI in your code and projects. This course will examine the API and explain how to create more reliable outputs from LLMs, effectively create input prompts to receive the desired text output, and control the output to counteract the model’s non-deterministic behavior.

Skills you'll gain

  • Understand what APIs are and their uses

  • Create reliable output from LLMs

  • Write effective input prompts

Syllabus

  • Intro to OpenAI GPT API

    Learn about the OpenAI API structure, including endpoints, parameters, and the request and response objects.

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Meet the creator of the course
Alisha Grama
Senior Instructional Designer, Computer Science at Codecademy
Alisha is a Senior Instructional Designer in the computer science domain at Codecademy. Alisha majored in Computer Science and minored in Ethics at the University of Rochester, where she gained experience as a Teaching Assistant. Before joining Codecademy, she taught STEM concepts to secondary students, including as the Lead Algebra Teacher at a Brooklyn charter school.

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Frequently asked questions about Intro to OpenAI API

  • OpenAI is an artificial intelligence research laboratory that aims to develop and promote user-friendly AI. OpenAI conducts and publishes AI research, and it also develops and releases AI tools and models. Some of the notable projects and achievements of OpenAI include GPT-3, a state-of-the-art language model, and DALL-E, an AI system that generates images from textual descriptions.

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