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About TritonGPT

TGPT3Screenshot.pngTritonGPT is a solution built on an advanced open source large language model (LLM) that is capable of answering a wide range of questions about UC San Diego. As with any LLM, it strives to provide accurate and helpful information but may occasionally produce errors, inaccuracies, or wrong answers. We are continuing to improve TritonGPT's accuracy and utility. 

TritonGPT is hosted at the San Diego Supercomputer Center in a secure environment. The language model used to power TritonGPT is Llama 2, an open source model that is optimized for dialogue. The combination of hosting an open source model in a secured, on premise environment helps to ensure UC San Diego has control over how our data is used and shared. 

TritonGPT access is currently by invitation only. The intention is to make it available to more individuals over time while we evaluate its responses and stability. 

Whatever part of the institution you work in, this quick guide will ensure you make the most of TritonGPT's expertise and help make it better.

What can you do with TritonGPT?

TritonGPT is a powerful tool that can help you navigate UC San Diego's policies, procedures, and campus life. It can provide you with information and resources related to campus service and more. It's like having a personal assistant who knows a lot about UC San Diego.

Ask UC San Diego Related Questions: Pose questions like "What is the policy on employee travel reimbursement?" or "What are some good restaurants on campus?" TritonGPT will provide detailed and relevant information.

Content Generation: Need help with content creation? Try commands like "Generate an outline for a presentation slide deck based on <insert topic>" or Produce an email to thank my employees for <insert what you are thankful for>.

Document Summarization: Copy and paste documents or articles related to UC San Diego, then ask TritonGPT to summarize the content. It's a time-saving feature for extracting key information.

Content Editing: Utilize TritonGPT for editing and refining content related to UC San Diego. It's a valuable tool for polishing emails, reports, or any written material.

Seek feedback and suggestions: TritonGPT can provide feedback and suggestions to help you improve your work processes and procedures. You can ask questions like "What are some ways I can improve my communication skills in the workplace?" or "Are there any suggestions for streamlining our team's workflow?"

Ask for Recommendations: Seeking recommendations for UC San Diego events, study spots, or local hangouts? TritonGPT has you covered.

Congratulations! You're now equipped to leverage TritonGPT's expertise in UC San Diego information and content generation. From answering questions to summarizing documents, TritonGPT is your virtual guide to UC San Diego exploration. Enjoy the journey!

Content used to power TritonGPT's answers

  • Academic Personnel website
  • Admissions website
  • Blink
  • Business Analytics Hub
  • Calendar of Events
  • Career Center
  • Chancellor website
  • The Commons
  • Course Catalog
  • Educational Technology
  • Foundation
  • Housing and Dining
  • Policies
  • Student Financial Solutions
  • Transportation
  • TritonLink (
  • UC Path website

Helpful Hints

  1. Be specific with your questions: TritonGPT is designed to provide detailed and accurate responses, so try to be as specific as possible with your questions. This will help TritonGPT understand what you're looking for and provide a more informative response.

  2. Be conversational: TritonGPT recognizes the back and forth of conversation; ask follow-up questions and for clarifications if you don't initially get the response you were expecting.

  3. Use natural language: TritonGPT is designed to understand natural language, so try to ask your questions in the same way you would ask a human. Avoid using overly formal or technical language, and feel free to use contractions and colloquialisms.

  4. Check the context documents: TritonGPT has access to a wide range of documents and resources, but it's always a good idea to check the context documents provided to see if they contain the information you're looking for. This can help you find the information you need more quickly and efficiently.

  5. Follow up with additional questions: If TritonGPT doesn't have the information you're looking for, don't be afraid to ask follow-up questions. TritonGPT is designed to be a conversational AI, so feel free to ask additional questions to help narrow down your search.

  6. Use TritonGPT for a variety of tasks: TritonGPT is designed to be a versatile tool that can help with a wide range of tasks, from answering questions about campus resources to providing information on academic policies. Don't be afraid to try using TritonGPT for a range of tasks to get the most out of this helpful resource.

By following these helpful hints, you can get the most out of TritonGPT and find the information you need quickly and efficiently.

Prompt Help

Getting the most out of TritonGPT (or any AI model) is about writing good prompts. Similar to the skills used when using search engines, prompts provide the AI model with the instructions it needs to produce meaningful results. 

Here are some key components of good prompts:

In order of importance:

  • Task - mandatory - always start with an action verb (Generate, Write, Analyze, Summarize, etc) and articulate the end goal (single or multi-task requests are fine)

  • Context - important - ask yourself 3 questions: What is the user’s background? What does success look like? What environment are they in?

  • Examples - important - gives the model an idea of what the final result should look like. see below

  • Persona - nice to have - Think of someone you wish you had instant access to with the task you’re facing. (You’re a rocket scientist. Tell me about orbital paths.)

  • Format - nice to have - describe what the end result would look like (Email, bullet points, Code blocks, paragraphs, markdown)

  • Tone - nice to have - ask TritonGPT to suggest a tone for the feeling you’re trying to convey (use professional but direct language.)

The key to using generative AI is to give just enough information to constrain the endless possibilities. 

AI 101 Training

Interested in getting up to speed on Generative AI terms and techniques? Take the following training now available in UC Learning.