Wrap Up

Key Takeaways

  • Generative AI models like ChatGPT-4 have evolved significantly in their capabilities, including better factual accuracy and emotional understanding, but they come with limitations such as the inability to browse the web unless specific settings are enabled.

  • The use of AI tools in academic and professional settings raises important ethical questions around authorship, academic integrity, and the potential for perpetuating biases or excluding certain cultural perspectives.

  • Prompt-writing techniques greatly influence the quality of outputs from generative AI; understanding how to effectively structure prompts can lead to more accurate and useful responses.

  • The role of AI in various career paths is not just an imminent future but a present reality, necessitating research and ethical considerations about how AI will shape and be shaped by professional practices.


  1. How do you think the use of AI tools like ChatGPT could affect language diversity and inclusivity? Consider ChatGPT’s training data and its implications for representing various cultures and languages.

  2. Using the generative AI tools listed in the “Links to Tools” section, each student is tasked with creating a piece of content (it could be text, art, or any form of digital media). Afterward, discuss as a class the ethical considerations you had to make while using these tools. Were you concerned about the originality of your work, the biases in the AI, or other ethical issues?

  3. Write a prompt for ChatGPT that aims to generate a summary of a complex academic article. Evaluate the accuracy and clarity of the AI-generated summary. What does this exercise reveal about the strengths and limitations of using AI for academic purposes?