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Artificial Intelligence (AI): Tools and Resources


Welcome to Moffett Library's comprehensive research guide on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its pivotal role within the university landscape. This guide is crafted to provide an in-depth exploration of AI, encompassing its historical roots, current advancements, and the exciting future prospects it holds. This research guide aims to equip students, faculty, and researchers with an understanding of its multifaceted applications within the university setting, with a particular focus on the emerging field of generative AI.

Faculty and students are continuously experimenting with ways that new artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT, Google Bard, Midjourney, DALL-E, and others might be used in teaching, research, and in our daily lives. We hope to provide researchers with information and options to best harness the power of AI while preventing and mitigating possible misuse of the tools. This guide is designed to offer a comprehensive understanding of AI, highlighting its advantages for educators and students alike, and showcasing the ways in which it can be harnessed to enhance the educational experience.

Within this guide, you will find an array of curated resources, including links to influential books, scholarly articles, insightful videos, and pertinent websites. These resources have been selected to empower you to delve into the intricacies of AI, comprehend its diverse applications, and explore the ways in which it can augment research, teaching, and learning experiences across various domains.

The above introduction was written entirely by using generative AI.

Artificial Intelligence boasts a myriad of versatile applications. As demonstrated above, engaging with chatbots like ChatGPT can prove invaluable when you need assistance in idea generation and breaking through writer's block. While AI is not infallible, leveraging it for inspiration is widely accepted and encouraged. It can help solve mathematical equations, inspire creativity, create lists for you, and can even help you come up with a new brand slogan or create a company logo. However, relying on generative AI tools for extensive research and writing tasks is not advisable. We strongly recommend a comprehensive exploration of each section in this LibGuide to gain insights into the historical evolution of AI, diverse applications, ethical considerations, and available resources.