Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to machines completing tasks with human-like intelligence.
We encounter AI enabled technologies daily, for example asking Alexa or Siri a question, facial recognition on your phone, voice-to-text messaging, Google maps, recommendations on Netflix, online banking, and more.
Although AI is common, new tools continue to be developed. It's important to understand the positive uses of these tools and any potential negative drawbacks. In academia, we see AI tools used in positive ways for automatic transcription of lectures, grammar or spellcheck, and related reading suggestions in library databases. There are also concerns associated with these tools though, such as embedded bias or the potential for misuse or unauthorized use to complete assignments.
Use this guide to learn more about AI, ChatGPT, along with suggestions for instructors and students.