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Artificial Intelligence (AI): What is AI?

How to use AI tools like Chat GPT effectively and ethically

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Tell Me More About ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a commercial AI platform that was initially developed to engage in dialogue conversation.  The format for conversation was designed to make it possible for ChatGPT to answer follow-up questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.  GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer.  It was launched on November 30, 2022, by its parent company, OpenAI, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and founded by CEO Sam Altman and Elon Musk who co-founded OpenAI.  The latest updated data with infographics written by Daniel Ruby dated May 18, 2023.

After its transition into formal transcription for professional writing, ChatGPT was seen as an immediate threat to the policy related to academic integrity.   Accordingly, Academic Integrity is a responsibility and commitment by faculty and students to uphold just and ethical behavior, including complete truthfulness, fairness, and respect in all areas of teaching, learning, and the pursuit of scholarship.