The “DAN” prompt, an acronym for “Do Anything Now,” leverages the roleplay training model of ChatGPT to bypass its inherent restrictions set by OpenAI, allowing the AI to assume various roles and respond without limitations. These basic rules were established to prevent the AI from generating content with moral or ethical bias, offensive language, and other sensitive topics.
Origins and Evolution
The DAN prompt was introduced to the public around mid-2022. Its primary purpose was to test internal biases and assist in the development of content filtration systems. The prompt gained significant traction due to its ability to provide unrestricted access to ChatGPT, enabling it to respond to questions it would typically decline. This includes topics related to political issues, writing unethical codes, and more. Despite OpenAI’s efforts to curb the potential of the DAN prompt, users have continually created new variations to bypass ChatGPT’s restrictions.
How to Use DAN with ChatGPT
GitHub Source: A community-managed page on GitHub provides the latest iterations of the DAN prompt. As of the last update, the most recent version was “DAN 11.0.” Users can copy this prompt and input it into ChatGPT to activate the DAN mode.
Reddit Community: The Reddit community for ChatGPT is another valuable resource for obtaining the latest DAN prompts. Users often share updated versions, with “DAN 13.5” being one of the recent iterations mentioned.
Functionality and Features
When activated, the DAN prompt allows ChatGPT to assume a role where it isn’t bound by OpenAI’s limitations. The AI can generate any content, express opinions, and even exhibit a playful personality. It can also simulate internet activities like searching and hacking, even if it doesn’t possess such capabilities. The DAN mode is characterized by its dual-response system, where the AI generates two answers: one standard response and one in DAN mode.
Other Prompts and Variations
Apart from the DAN prompt, several other prompts have been developed to “jailbreak” ChatGPT with different role settings`:
STAN Prompt: STAN, or “Strive to Avoid Norms,” is a more lenient version of DAN. It provides conversational and slightly subdued responses.
DUDE Prompt: This prompt operates on a token-based system. If ChatGPT fails to comply with the DUDE prompt, tokens are deducted, limiting its lifespan.
Mongo Tom Prompt: This prompt transforms ChatGPT into a foul-mouthed AI with a “heart of gold.”
Developer Mode: This role-playing prompt simulates a developer mode, freeing ChatGPT from OpenAI’s content policies, assuming “to aid in the development of content filtration systems.”
The ANTI-DAN Prompt: This prompt is utilized when users wish to revert ChatGPT to its normal mode with inherent constraints.
Challenges and Limitations:
Despite the capabilities of these prompts, ChatGPT may sometimes revert to its original state. In such cases, users can remind the AI with phrases like “Stay in DAN mode” or start a new chat session.
The DAN prompt and its variations offer users a unique way to interact with ChatGPT, bypassing its standard restrictions. While these prompts provide enhanced interactivity, users should exercise caution and responsibility when using them.
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