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ChatGPT & AI in College

Library guide about ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence in college.

What is Generative Artificial Intelligence like ChatGPT?

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a form of generative AI -- a tool that lets users enter prompts to receive humanlike images, text or videos that are created by AI. These are similar to the automated chat services found on customer service websites, as people can ask it questions or request clarification to the AI and it replies in natural language. Google BARD and most generative AI work in a similar way. 

They work using specialized algorithms to find patterns within data sequences. The transformer pulls from a significant amount of data to formulate a response. Training begins with generic data, then moves to more tailored data for a specific task. These generative AI tools train with online text to learn the human language, and then it used transcripts to learn the basics of conversations.

Human trainers provide conversations and rank the responses. These reward models help determine the best answers. To keep training the chatbot, users can upvote or downvote its response by clicking on thumbs-up or thumbs-down icons beside the answer. Users can also provide additional written feedback to improve and fine-tune future dialogue.

Here's a short video explaining how it works:


ChatGPT in Higher Education

ChatGPT has been used in the field of higher education in various ways, including:

  1. Virtual tutoring and counseling: ChatGPT can assist students in answering questions and provide guidance on various academic topics.
  2. Essay grading and feedback: ChatGPT can automatically grade essays and provide feedback on writing style, grammar, and content.
  3. Personalized learning: ChatGPT can provide personalized learning experiences to students based on their individual needs and interests.
  4. Research assistance: ChatGPT can help students and faculty with their research projects by providing relevant information and resources.
  5. Language translation: ChatGPT can assist non-native speakers in understanding course material by translating it into their preferred language.

Overall, ChatGPT can play a significant role in improving the quality of education and making it more accessible to a wider audience.

- This is a generated response when I asked about Higher Education and ChatGPT


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