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AI Literacy in the Biomedical Sciences

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AI Literacy Framework

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This guide provides a primer on the effective and ethical use of generative AI for researchers, teachers, and students.

Please feel free to contact us for additional support navigating the use of generative AI tools in teaching, learning, and research.

What Is AI?

This diagram represents a comparative view of AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Generative AI. Through this comparative lens, we illuminate their distinct features as well as their overlapping facets. This comparison shines a light on their unique characteristics and shared elements, enabling us to appreciate the interconnectedness and individuality of these concepts. This understanding is crucial in realizing the full potential of AI and its multifaceted aspects in current and future applications.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to any sort of intelligence exhibited by an artificial system, like a computer or machine, as opposed to a living being. AI can encompass anything from a pocket calculator to an intelligent artificial agent. This guide is mostly concerned with Generative AI - a specific type of AI tool that can generate material from a plain-language prompt. When you think of generative AI, you probably think of Large Language Models (LLMs), but there are other types, including image, video, and sound generators.

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