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Digital Literacy: Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT

Disclosing Use

Some professors don't condone any use, and some encourage the use of AI technology. Talk to your Professor to learn more!

When is it Safe to Use Generative AI?

Is it safe to use ChatGPT for your task? If it doesn't matter if it is true, it's fine to use. If it matters if it is true, do you have the expertise to verify what it outputs? If you can, and you're willing to take full responsibility, legal, moral, etc - for any missed inaccuracies, than it is possible to use chatgpt safely.

What is GPT-3?

The full architecture of a generative pre-trained transformer (GPT) model.

Generative pre-trained transformers (GPT)
are language models generally trained on a large corpus of text data to generate human-like text.

ChatGPT is a chatbot launched by OpenAI in November of 2022. It became very popular very fast.



person to gpt-3 "rewrite this in an academic way: it's important to learn about AI when you're learning about digital literacy" - gpt-3 response "Incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into digital literacy education is essential for contemporary learners."

  • Generates a series of words informed by the statistical analysis of a dataset 
  • It copies patterns and predicts likely next words 
  • It does not copy verbatim from training data 
  • Not a searching technology
  • Cannot cite sources

GPT-3's Training Data contains Biases, Inaccuracies, Lies & Nonsense, Cliches,