Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that uses machine learning algorithms to produce or remix content based on prompts inputted by the user. It is a rapidly evolving technology that impacts the way we create content and solve problems. Some well-known tools include the text generators ChatGPT and Google's Bard, and the image generators DALL-E 2 and Midjourney.
When you are using these tools, it is important to think critically and evaluate the reliability, accuracy and context of the content generated. Below are some pros and cons to consider.
Generative AI tools can help you with:
Generative AI tools and their output:
BC does not currently have a university-wide policy on use of generative AI tools in coursework. Each professor can create their own policy for its use. Don't assume it is allowed. If you’re not sure, ask your professor.
You are responsible for any inaccurate, biased, offensive, or otherwise unethical content you use in your academic work, even if it occurs inadvertently. See the University Academic Integrity Policies and guidance on citing AI.