In this thought-provoking episode of AI Unpacked, hosts James and Malcolm delve into the pivotal role of prompts in the burgeoning world of artificial intelligence. From transforming our approach to information retrieval to catalyzing more profound interaction with AI systems, prompts have emerged as a crucial tool in the current AI era. They explore how this relatively simple concept has revolutionized the way we search and gather information, and how the quality of our queries often directly influences the usefulness of the answers we receive. As we sail further into the AI age, James and Malcolm pose an intriguing question - will the skill of crafting effective prompts become obsolete as AI grows more adept at understanding us? Will there come a time when AI, possibly with the advent of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), becomes so attuned to our needs that explicit prompting is no longer necessary? Join them in this engaging discussion as they unpack these questions, forecast possible scenarios, and examine the fascinating intersection of human intent and machine interpretation.