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What is Generative AI?

Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that can respond to prompts by generating text, images, audio, or other media. For example, AI chatbots answer questions that users type by providing text responses.

The answers chatbots provide can model how a human might answer questions. This is because the chatbots are based on large language models (LLMs), which are AI models trained on huge amounts of text data.

Here are some resources that provide an overview of generative AI and definitions for related terms:

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is an AI chatbot developed by Open AI. It belongs to the category of AI tools called generative AI. GPT stands for "Generative Pre-trained Transformers," which is the language model ChatGPT is based on.

This short video provides an introduction to the tool:

What Are Some Disadvantages of Using ChatGPT and Other AI Tools?

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