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Workshop: Artificial Intelligence Tools for Research and Writing

Workshop: Artificial Intelligence Tools for Research and Writing

STEM Librarian

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Erin Burns
Library Mezzanine (balcony) Room 112

University Library
Texas Tech University
2802 18th St
Lubbock, TX 79410


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Brian Quinn
Reference Room Mezzanine M 113

Only Faculty, Staff and Students of Texas Tech University can view the video below.

You may use this link to access the workshop video on Mediasite.

What is ChatGPT and how does it (and similar technologies) work?

  • It is a large language model (LLM) that is "trained" on a large amount of data and GENERATES statistically probable text.
  • They DO NOT SEARCH FOR information
  • This could be correct or incorrect information
  • It is up to you to use your good judgment about it
  • They are NOT free from bias
  • Text from the internet (Wikipedia, public forums, Twitter, Reddit, code documents, etc) gets processed in a neural network
  • Good Wired article for more information


Tools Covered in the Workshop

The following tools are covered in the workshop by Erin Burns and Brian Quinn.

More Tools

More tools can be found on the library guide to AI, located here.

Resources mentioned during the workshop include the following books and articles: