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AI Tools and ChatGPT - Student Guide


This LibGuide is for students attending DeVry University to learn about AI/ChatGPT. This is an introduction to using and citing Language Learning Models while attending the university.


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What is ChatGPT!

ChatGPT is a state-of-the-art natural language processing model developed by OpenAI. The model is based on the transformer architecture and is trained on a massive amount of data to generate human-like text. 

The model can also perform a variety of natural language processing tasks, such as answering questions, generating summaries, and translating text. Additionally, the model can be fine-tuned on specific tasks or domains, allowing it to generate text that is specific to a particular subject or industry Human-like text.

ChatGPT Limitations

Limited understanding of context: ChatGPT can generate coherent and fluent responses, but it may not always fully understand the context or intent of the user's input.

Lack of common sense: ChatGPT has been trained on a vast amount of text data, but it lacks the ability to understand and apply common sense knowledge to a given situation.

Bias in the training data: ChatGPT has been trained on a large dataset of text from the internet, which may contain biases. This can lead to the model reproducing and amplifying those biases in its responses.

Lack of accountability: ChatGPT is a machine learning model and not a human, so it can make mistakes or generate inappropriate or offensive responses. There is no way to hold the model accountable for its actions.

Limited to text based interface: ChatGPT is a language model and its capabilities are limited to text-based interactions. It does not have the ability to understand or interpret non-textual inputs such as images or audio.

Benefits of Using ChatGPT!

What are some of the benefits of using ChatGPT or other LLMs in your coursework when your professor has given permission?

  • Can provide simple explanations to well known, non-controversial topics
  • Can provide sample text
  • Can create a list of keywords, search terms