This guide was created after attending the SSU Center for Teaching and Innovation FPLC on AI in Fall 2023. This FPLC was led by Dr. James McGrath.
Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that uses machine learning algorithms to produce or remix content based on prompts inputted by the user. It is a rapidly evolving technology that impacts the way we create content and solve problems. Some well-known tools include the text generators ChatGPT, Google's Gemini, Microsoft CoPilot, and the image generators DALL-E 2 and Midjourney.
When you are using these tools, it is important to think critically and evaluate the reliability, accuracy and context of the content generated. Below are some pros and cons to consider.
Generative AI tools can help you with:
Limitations & concerns
Generative AI tools and their output:
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