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AI Tools in Academic Writing and Research

About AI Tools

AI tools are a wide range of software applications and technologies that utilize artificial intelligence algorithms to perform specific tasks or solve problems. These tools can be used in various industries and domains, such as natural language processing, computer vision, machine learning, robotics, and more. Examples of AI tools include chatbots, image recognition software, voice recognition systems, and predictive analytics platforms.

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AI Tools in Academic Writing and Research

This library guide was created by library staff using content generated by ChatGPT. We asked ChatGPT a series of questions about ‘ChatGPT and academic writing’ and then critically evaluated the results as a demonstration of why it is important to critically analyse and verify the accuracy of AI-generated content and how to reference AI generated content when it is directly quoted or paraphrased. Submitting AI text instead of your own original work without appropriate referencing or acknowledging the source is academic misconduct that could soon be readily identifiable.

Some assessments do not permit the use of ChatGPT or generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools. Always remember to check with your subject coordinator or tutor.

ChatGPT is just one of many available AI tools. If you are using these to support your academic writing, please see our Study Smart resources or book a chat with a Study Smart Librarian for assistance.

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