Building Boba AI: Lessons learnt in building an LLM-powered application

Boba is an AI co-pilot designed to enhance the creative ideation process. It is powered by OpenAI’s LLM and aimed at generating ideas, answering questions, and assisting with product strategy. The application focuses on tasks such as researching signals and trends, creative matrix concepting, scenario building, strategy ideation, concept generation, and storyboarding. Boba offers a structured conversation with the user, streamlines prompts for better LLM responses, and provides real-time progress updates. It also utilizes research signals to combine LLM and search engine results. The article explores different patterns and approaches to building generative co-pilot applications, including templated prompts, structured responses, real-time progress, and select and carry context.

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