Use of Generative AI

Generative AI refers to a class of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that are able to create or generate new content, such as text, images, audio, or video. These systems are trained on large amounts of data and use statistical techniques to learn the patterns and characteristics of the data. Once trained, they can generate new content that is similar to the training data, but not necessarily identical. Generative AI models include applications that are diverse, including natural language processing, computer vision, speech recognition, and more.

Generative AI applications include DALL-E, Stable Diffusion and ChatGPT, among others. DALL-E is a generative AI model developed by OpenAI. It is a variant of the GPT-3 model that is able to generate images from text descriptions. ChatGPT is a large-scale pre-trained language model also developed by OpenAI. It is based on the transformer architecture and is trained on a massive amount of text data, allowing it to generate human-like text.

The use of generative AI, whether via a platform and/or app, is included in, and subject to, the Plagiarism Policy described in the Course Policies section of this site.

  • Generative AI may not be used to generate content that is intended to be submitted as original work.
  • Students must clearly indicate when they have used Generative AI’s generated content in their work and provide proper citation.
  • Generative AI should not be used to generate content that is discriminatory or offensive in any way.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring that any information obtained from ChatGPT is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Plagiarism, including using Generative AI generated content without proper attribution, will result in disciplinary action as per the University’s policies.
  • Students should not use Generative AI to generate work that is then submitted under multiple usernames or pseudonyms.
  • Students should not use Generative AI to generate work that is then submitted to multiple assignments or classes.
  • Students should not use Generative AI to generate work that is then submitted as their own after making minimal changes.
  • Students are responsible for understanding and adhering to the academic integrity policy of the University.
  • Any suspicion of plagiarism or academic dishonesty should be reported to the responsible person or team.
  • Generative AI’s results are generated based on the data it has been trained on and may be similar to existing work, students should use their own judgement and critical thinking to ensure they are not plagiarizing.
  • Generative AI usage should be in compliance with the University’s policies and regulations.

N.B. This statement was developed using ChatGPT.