What is generative AI?
AI stands for artificial intelligence. Generative AI takes the information it is trained on and uses predictive patterns to produce new content. While it is able to replicate human language, it is not capable of original thinking
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is currently the most popular generative AI program. The "GPT" in ChatGPT stands for generative pretrained transformer. Based on natural language techniques, it takes a prompt from a user and provides a response in language that mimics human communication patterns. ChatGPT gathers information from across the internet to produce its answers. ChatGPT was released in November 2022 and quickly became the world's fastest growing consumer application. Currently, ChatGPT 3.5 is free, while version 4.0 is available for a fee.
Are there other generative AI programs?
Generative AI like ChatGPT can provide responses to any number of prompts. Here are some examples of what it can do:
While programs like ChatGPT can be a powerful tool, please keep in mind that they have notable limitations and presents significant ethical concerns:
As you think about AI programs and your studies at Trinity, here are a few things to keep in mind:
To get more information about AI and ChatGPT:
This article presents an overview of Chat GPT and the ways in which it may develop in the near future.
This post from a tech blog contains step-by-step instructions on how to use ChatGPT.
This blog from the creators of Chat GPT contains updated information on new developments and releases.
This article presents a theological reflection on how faith can be affected by the use of ChatGPT and other AI programs.
This book argues that digitalization is radically changing both the methods and conditions of missions, as well as calling for a re-appraisal of contemporary missiology.