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Student Guide to Generative AI (ChatGPT)

This research guide provides definition, information, and resources for students to understand the basics of generative AI and ChatGPT including concerns, limitations, and opportunities.

Artificial Intelligence and tools like ChatGPT are developing technologies. This can impact how it's used and any policies. This guide will continue to be updated as new resources and ideas are published. Students should check with their professors and relevant university departments for guidelines.

A Guide to Our Generative AI Guide

This guide is intended to explore what you can do with generative AI, what you should and shouldn't use it for, and what you might expect in your classes going forward. There is also a guide geared towards faculty needs. 

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What's Happening with Generative AI

Generative artificial intelligence has created a major stir across the world and many industries, ignited by the release of OpenAI's ChatGPT tool in November 2022. While ChatGPT is only one of several AI products, with more in development every day, it has seized the attention of a number of fields that could be fundamentally affected, including higher education.

As many institutions in society wrestle with drafting policies to address generative AI, the technology is already here and in use. You may be thinking about using ChatGPT or its competitors yourself. Depending on what you do with it, that might not be a bad thing - there are many useful and ethical ways to use the software. Use the links in this guide to learn about the technology, consider how to use it ethically, and where to learn more. 

Podcasts Discussing Generative AI

If you like to listen to your information, check out the selection of podcasts below which have done multiple episodes on these topics. 

You can also search any podcast platforms for AI, Generative AI, or ChatGPT. 

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