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Artificial Intelligence Literacy

AI Chat GPT Explained

AI ChatGPT is a generative pre-trained transformer with the capability to produce 'quick' responses to any query presented. AI ChatGPT has been trained on datasets of information input from internet sources on a range of topics. ChatGPT then uses this data to present responses to your query. 

AI ChatGPT has fast forwarded the possibilities of obtaining answers to queries and is posing challenges to third level bodies in the area of academic integrity and plagiarism in submitted assignment papers. 

ChatGPT version 3.5 changed the scope of education massively in November 2022.  This tool has the capability to provide complete essays within minutes. Chat GPT version 4 was released in March 2023 and is a marked improvement on the previous version. Many of the kinks from the ChatGPT 3.5 have been ironed out in this latest version and responses from this tool have become more intelligent. 

Currently the AI ChatGPT version 3.5 platform is free to use whilst the tool is in beta mode. The input you are giving to the ChatGPT platform is helping to refine it's skills and to collect data on human interaction with the technology. 

Caveats include:

  • Be aware that all data is being used to inform AI research 
  • Anything you input is being stored and collected
  • Avoid inputting your personal information to ensure your privacy is retained

Please see this link for privacy policy information from OpenAI. If using other platforms ensure you read their individual privacy policy on data collection and storage of information. 

See this video for further details on how ChatGPT operates behind the screen