Generative AI, utilizing a process called deep learning, can generate content such as images, music and text, based on patterns learned from vast amounts of training data.1Yet, despite these capabilities, GenAI has notable limitations that necessitate human oversight and critical evaluation of its outputs. These limitations include perpetuating the biases present in its training data, producing convincing but factually incorrect outputs, and ignoring context, restricting its ability to provide meaningful analysis or original thought.
Large Language Models
In this module, we'll focus specifically on Large Language Modules or LLMs like ChatGPT. LLMs have been trained on vast amounts of text data and are very capable of generating text that resembles human-created content, making them tempting to use for various university writing tasks, which, in turn, can lead to numerous ethical dilemmas.
The following interactive video describes Large Language Models, how they work and the limitations to be aware of. Listen attentively and respond to the embedded questions as you watch. You cannot skip ahead, but you can watch it at 1.5 times the speed and rewind in ten-second intervals , if needed.