Artificial intelligence language generation tools, also referred to as Generative AI or Large Language Models, are systems that can generate text in response to prompts. Generative language models are “trained” on a vast array of text to understand typical patterns in human speech and writing. The tools then generate their own texts by predicting the word that is most likely to come next in a sequence. For example, if some said, “not all heroes wear...” you may assume that the next word will be “capes.” By using this predictive technique, and after being fed a huge amount of data, these language generation tools are able to produce texts that mimic natural human speech patterns.
Although language generators have been around for a while in the form of chatbots and spellcheck, the 2022 release of ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, has rapidly advanced the capabilities of this technology. ChatGPT, as well as similar tools such as Bard by Google, utilize an adaptive and conversational approach to generate responses. This allows the technology to respond to follow-up questions, edits, and revisions. These tools are now widely and freely available to all.
Summary of Language Generation Tools
Language Generation Tools and Students
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Language Generation Tools and Instructors
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