Generative AI can be useful for:
Limitations of current generative AI:
What can you do?
As a student, find out your professor's expectations by reading the course syllabus and instructions for assignments. Your professor is also likely to discuss the use of AI tools with your class. Ask them for more details or examples if you still aren't sure where they stand on using AI for coursework. Also, familiarize yourself with the University's overall Code of Academic Integrity.
This Fall there is a required syllabus statement on academic integrity that covers the use of AI tools in its third paragraph (excerpted below):
"The use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT without attribution also constitutes plagiarism. Students must cite any AI-generated text and ideas and disclose any activities (e.g. brainstorming, editing, translating, etc.) for which AI was employed. Students are expected to demonstrate sound judgment in discerning when and how to utilize AI ethically across their academic work, upholding standards of citation, originality, and integrity. The misuse of AI to shortcut academic requirements will be considered a breach of academic integrity. Students who have questions about when and how to use AI should talk with their instructor."
The University's 2023-2024 Student Handbook (p. 31) states:
"Information Services fully allows students to make use of generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT and image generators. However, each course may have its own standards for how to acceptably incorporate AI-generated content into submitted work. These standards will be communicated in each course syllabus and can be discussed with the course faculty. AI is a powerful tool but is still rapidly changing and growing as a technology. Students are encouraged to find resources at UP and online to learn more about how to use it safely and effectively. Remember when interacting with any AI that any information you provide can become part of the permanent data set owned by the AI creator. Be very wary of sharing private or sensitive information."
If you use a generative AI tool for writing, be transparent with your professors. Acknowledge your uses of the tool (such as editing your writing or translating words) within your paper, in a note, or in another suitable location like an appendix.
What can you do?
Guidance for citing ChatGPT and other generative AIs is emerging while continuing to be debated. Below are examples for the commonly used citation styles at UP.
APA Style (more from APA)
Reference List Example
Author. (Year). Name of model (Version) (Description). URL
OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT (Mar 14 version) [Large language model]. https://chat.openai.com/chat
In-Text Paraphrase Example:
In-Text Quote Example:
Provide the prompt you used and any portion of the relevant text that was generated in the text of your paper:
When prompted with “Is the left brain right brain divide real or a metaphor?” the ChatGPT-generated text indicated that although the two brain hemispheres are somewhat specialized, “the notation that people can be characterized as ‘left-brained’ or ‘right-brained’ is considered to be an oversimplification and a popular myth” (OpenAI, 2023).
MLA Style (more from MLA)
Works Cited List Example:
"Prompt." ChatGPT, Version, OpenAI, Date, URL.
“Describe the symbolism of the green light in the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald” prompt. ChatGPT, 13 Feb. version, OpenAI, 8 Mar. 2023, chat.openai.com/chat.
In-Text Citation Example:
(Shortened version of prompt)
("Describe the symbolism")
Chicago Style (more from Chicago)
ChatGPT should be cited as a footnote within your text. Do not include ChatGPT in your bibliography (ChatGPT conversations are treated like personal conversations since the conversation isn't able to be accessed by others).
Footnote example (if information about the prompt has been included within the text of your paper):
1. Text generated by ChatGPT, March 7, 2023, OpenAI, https://chat.openai.com/chat.
Footnote example (including information about the prompt):
1. ChatGPT, response to "Explain how to make pizza dough from common household ingredients," March 7, 2023, OpenAI, https://chat.openai.com/chat.
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