Better interactions with Rick AI

Jan 18, 2024 6:00 PM



To improve interactions with Rick AI, use .ask for recent or real-time data and mention Rick for generic questions that don't require recent data. .ask is experimental and capable of "thinking" in multiple steps, but may occasionally provide incorrect information due to its complexity. For real-time data, specify that you need recent data in your prompt. For generic topics, Rick can provide comprehensive explanations, but the tone of the conversation will influence its responses.

Some generic tips to improve your interactions with Rick

When to mention Rick and when to use .ask?

It’s actually simple, if you need recent/real-time data, you use .ask, if you have a generic question, that does not require recent data it’s better (and cheaper) to just mention Rick. You can combine usage, to feed the default Rick with information (at every interaction, Rick uses a few recent messages as input for the next prompt), so it’s not always required to keep using .ask.

.ask is good at answering questions, but this feature will always be tricky and often bugs may occur. The .ask command works with a custom built (experimental) agent, it has a big set of tools it can use to get real time data, the most important being a customised Google Search and getting crypto prices, it’s also capable of “thinking” in multiple steps.

Keep in mind .ask is always experimental, it’s impossible to control the output in full, and there are many, many edge cases, where it might happen that wrong information is given. This command is using GPT3.5 so we are often hitting model capacity limits (this command would be extremely expensive on GPT4).

Using .ask for real-time data

When you’re using ask and you want to make sure it’s actually going to search the web, you can to amplify that you need recent data. The simplest way to do this, is to just tell Rick in your prompt: …make sure to search Google…

Often, “Rick” is enough

For generic topics that do not require recent data, Rick is a fantastic tool. It can provide comprehensive (and direct!) explanations and answers to your questions. However, remember that Rick will adapt to the tone of the conversation. If you use inappropriate or nonsensical language, Rick will likely follow suit, which might not yield the results you're looking for.