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Artificial Intelligence & Higher Education: Chatbots, ChatGPT and Generative AI: Resources


This guide is intended to be a starting point for information on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and ChatGPT.  How can these tools be used in the classroom by students or faculty?


Vocabulary and Descriptions

ChatGPT: "A large language model tool that uses artificial intelligence (more specifically, natural language processing), to answer user-generated prompts. It was developed by OpenAI using the GPT 3.5 (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) and is currently available for public use."  (from McGill University Library LibGuide on AI).

McGill University Library has also provided an AI Key Terms and Definitions list and a Family Tree graphic showing the relationships between different applications and AI.

Artificial Intelligence is comprised of computing systems that are able to perform human-like processes to achieve specific goals and tasks by using data to learn, adapt, synthesize, and self-correct.

AI includes:

  • Analytics
  • Big data
  • Data visualization
  • Decision logic
  • Machine learning 
  • Natural language processing

Readings (gathered in Spring 2023)

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