Generative AI

AIW07 Langchain vs. Prompt Engineering: Real Life Observations


4:00pm - 5:15pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Veronika Kolesnikova

Microsoft MVP (AI)

Sr. Software Engineer

Liberty Mutual

Langchain and similar open source frameworks for building language model based applications are probably as popular as those language models: ChatGPT, GPT-4, etc. But how approachable and useful are those frameworks? At the same time prompt engineering is presented as something that can be easily implemented, used by non-developers and developers alike, and light-weight. How powerful is it?

Let's talk about scenarios when it's better to use Langchain and when a good prompt can be enough. Veronika will use her personal projects as examples, and you are welcome to share your experience as well.

You will learn:

  • Insights into prompt engineering and its ease of implementation and usage
  • When to choose Langchain or other frameworks over prompt engineering for specific projects
  • About real-life examples to better understand the practical application of the tools