University of Michigan
Generative AI Essentials: Overview and Impact
University of Michigan

Generative AI Essentials: Overview and Impact

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3 hours to complete
3 weeks at 1 hour a week
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What you'll learn

  • Learn how generative AI works

  • Explore the benefits and drawbacks of generative AI

  • Learn how generative AI can integrate into our daily lives

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This short course introduces learners to generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) and explains how large language models and generative AI tools, like ChatGPT, work. Explore the ethical use of GenAI, the implications of authorship, and how these tools might be utilized and regulated moving forward. It brings together University of Michigan experts on communication technology, the economy, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, architecture, and law to discuss the impacts of generative AI now and into the future.

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22 videos26 readings4 quizzes5 discussion prompts


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