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Artificial Intelligence (AI): Large Language Models (LLMs)

ARCS-AI (Academic Search Consulting and Services Department) is a library group that offers introductory level short AI tutorials and projects for the UF community

Popular LLM algorithms

Retrieval-Augmented Generation 

(Lewis, Patrick et al. “Retrieval-Augmented Generation for Knowledge-Intensive NLP Tasks.” (2021): n. pag. Print.): A general-purpose fine-tuning recipe for retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) -- models which combine pre-trained parametric and non-parametric memory for language generation. 

Artificial General Intelligence

(Bubeck, Sébastien et al. “Sparks of Artificial General Intelligence: Early Experiments with GPT-4.” (2023): n. pag. Print.): an early version of GPT-4 which can solve some novel and difficult tasks that span mathematics, coding, vision, medicine, law, psychology and more, without needing any special prompting.


ChatGPT refers to a specific use-case or version of OpenAI's Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) models designed for conversational interactions.

>> ChatGPT official updates on model versions: 

>> UFIT Tutorial on The role of ChatGPT in Assessment of Students Learning (April 11, 2023) -- Click to access the slides

>> How UF regulates the way of using ChatGPT?

>> From UF IRM (Integrated Risk Management) :

Any data classified as sensitive or restricted should not be used. This includes, but is not limited to the following data types:

  • Social Security Numbers
  • Education Records
  • Employee Data
  • Credit Card Numbers
  • Protected Health Information
  • Human Subject Research Data
  • Unpublished Research Data
  • Personal Identifiable Information

>> The GPT models! - ChatGPT is a powerful tool but "lies" sometimes.

>> How come can something be unreliable and powerful at the same time?

>> Depending on what and how we use it.



Generative AI Prompts 

Leslie Mojeiko and educational technologist Chris Sharp offers generative AI “recipes” to enhance course design and teaching. 


>> What about ChatGPT is helpful for librarians?

>> Share your thoughts with us! A piece of thought from me: ChatGPT, an Opportunity to Understand More About Language Models

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