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Artificial Intelligence & ChatGPT

Artificial Intelligence in Context

Shakespeare writing beneath a mulberry tree by Dall-EUse this guide to access different AI platforms in the context of disciplines. It was created to support the following event in Spring 2023: A Campus Conversation about ChatGPT.  Tuesday, January 31st, Textor 102, 12:10 PM – 1:00 PM.  Additional disciplines can be added, let us know if you have suggestions: The image of  Shakespeare writing under a mulberry tree was created by DALL-E at the request of Cathy Michael.


OpenAI "OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company. Our mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity." - website

OpenAI and Microsoft partnership (23 January, 2023) "Today, we are announcing the third phase of our long-term partnership with OpenAI through a multiyear, multibillion dollar investment to accelerate AI breakthroughs to ensure these benefits are broadly shared with the world."

Academic Writing and Research:  AI Based Search:

  • Consensus: Evidence-Based Answers. Create an account to search. "Our vision is to be the go-to source in anyone's search for expert information." -- About page
  • Sign up. "Elicit uses language models to help you automate research workflows, like parts of literature review." -- website
  • ChatPDF.  Drop a PDF into the box and the AI will break down and synthesizer the key concepts.

Librarian Jonathan McMichael of SMU outlines some key areas of concern about using ChatGPT for academic research including: "It makes stuff up."   Use the tools with caution.  Librarians can help with the verification of information.  

You can find numerous ChatGPT alternatives with a Google Search. If you would like to track news on this topic, set up a Google Alert.

A few are listed, below.  An article in ZDnet by Sabrina Ortiz (25 Jan. 2023) provides best uses for them (for writers, business, journalism, students).

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