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Workshop: AI Literacy at Lunchtime Series (Spring 2024)

Workshop series guide includes links to the recordings

Workshop: AI Tools for Research and Writing

During the Summer and Fall of 2023, Erin Burns and Brian Quinn conducted a basic overview workshop of the generative AI tools. This also included information about how LLMs work and their biases.

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


For Spring 2024, Erin Burns, Jenni Jacobs, Josh Salmans and Brian Quinn will be conducting an in-depth lunch and learn workshop series. We hope that this will be a place for anyone interested in this technology to engage with hands-on applications and conversation about the tools.