Introduction to generative AI | The PIL Unit

Introduction to generative AI

Since December 2022, generative AI has become a major topic of conversation, especially in relation to its impact on examinations within the education sector. To understand and handle potential problems that may arise, it is necessary to gain a basic understanding of how these technologies work.

At the time of writing (January 2024), ChatGPT is often highlighted, but there are many other similar services, and the development is moving quickly forward. Thus, there is a risk that information like this becomes outdated. In the relatively near future (or perhaps even as you read this), features based on GPT, the language model used in ChatGPT, will likely also be available in our most common tools such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Therefore, it is important to stay updated on the latest development and also engage in ongoing collegial discussions about how these services can be managed in education.