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AI and ChatGPT: PDD Presentation: Introduction

About this Guide

This guide was used as part of a presentation, "AI and Academic Integrity: Key Points for Teaching and Learning." given for Professional Development Day on April 14, 2023. 

Large language model (LLM) AI, like ChatGPT, and other AI platforms are continually evolving. For assistance with the most current information, please reach out to a Polk State College librarian


What is AI and Chat GPT? How to get started

Artificial Intelligence: Machines simulating human intelligence (e.g. problem solving)

ChatGPT: “Conversational Generative Pretrained Transformer.” Developed by OpenAI. AI large language model (LLM) trained using deep learning techniques.

DataàPredicted Output

DataàActual Output

The training process involves minimizing the difference between these two outputs. ChatGPT’s training data goes up to September 2021.


ChatGPT is an AI-powered language model that uses natural language processing techniques to simulate human-like conversation and provide intelligent responses to users.” (ChatGPT, 30 March 2023)


GPT-4: Released March 14, 2023

Creativity increased

Accepts images as inputs: Generates analysis, classification, captions
Can handle more text. Over 25,000 words

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