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Text-based generative AI applications “are designed to model human language and use mathematical models to predict what the next word is most likely to be based on what you are asking for. Keep in mind -- they don't think. They do NOT understand, read, choose or give you the ‘best information’" (UMN Libraries). These applications are not reliable information sources. They pull from internet sites including sites with biased and racist content and misinformation.

Before you use generative AI, check with your professor. If approved, follow their guidelines for use and attribution. 

Generally, you should include the use of generative AI in the introduction or methodology section of your paper explaining how and why you used the tool. 

Consult these style guides for more information: 

  • Last Updated Jul 03, 2024
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  • Answered By Bekky Vrabel

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