For many years, NYU has been active in areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning for experimentation and research. The recent swell in publicly available toolsets and their ease of use has brought visibility to generative AI. For privacy and data protection purposes, careful consideration should be exercised by our NYU community when selecting and using these new tools.

Generative AI can create content, such as images, videos, and text. Well-known applications include ChatGPT (both a free and commercial application), Google’s Bard, and Microsoft’s Bing, as well as open source tools like Vicuna and Llama. These applications have potential uses that are now being explored by the general population, educators, corporations, scientists, and clinicians. For privacy and data protection purposes, they require careful consideration before selecting and using the tool that best fits the specific circumstances. This technology has the potential for transformative change across a wide range of areas, including operations, data and text analysis, research, teaching and learning, and administration. (Adapted from NYU Langone’s Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning.)  

The NYU Office of the Provost is hosting teaching and learning workshops throughout the fall and provides extensive guidance and suggestions on teaching and learning with generative AI.

Sample generative AI art

Generative AI art

Understanding AI Terminology

It may be helpful to explore some general terminology if you consider potential personal experimentation or professional use. (Adapted from this Glossary of Artificial Intelligence Terms for Educators)

Key AI Resources at NYU