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Scholarly use of A.I. tools

How to use generative A.I. tools like ChatGPT, Bing Search, DALL-E 2, and others in academic settings ethically and in accordance with standards of academic integrity. How to reference content created by them or with their assistance.

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A.I. Basics

History of A.I., Core Technologies & A.I. Types

These slides
→ foster a basic understanding of what A.I. is
→ unravel some of the technical language
equip the audience to follow discussions on A.I.
→ facilitate appreciation of everyday applications of A.I.

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A.I. Ethics & Safety

Introduction to ethical & safety implications of using A.I.

These slides
→ introduce ethical implications of A.I. usage
→ introduce strategies to responsible interaction with A.I. 

→ provide an overview on fair, accountable, and responsible A.I. development

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A.I. Citations

How to cite & reference generative A.I. tools

These slides explain
→ why citing A.I. tools is imperative to academic integrity
→ when it is appropriate to cite generative A.I.
→ major citation style providers' (APA, MLA, Chicago,...) current guidelines

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A.I. Terminology

Lightning Talk on A.I. Technologies & Terminology 

These slides
→ are a condensed version of the slides on 'A.I. Basics'
→ explain some of the core A.I. concepts, types, and terminology as briefly as possible 
→ help gain a foundational understanding of what A.I. is

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How to Use These Presentations


We invite potential presenters to use, adopt, and share these short presentations on introductory topics around A.I. Anyone is permitted to download, update, revise, add or delete content. We encourage you to tailor them to your specific needs, by combining either full modules, individual sections, or even single slides, in order to design individual presentations that suit your and your audience's specific needs and time frames.

Practical Aspects


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