Tuesday, April 2, 2024

UC Irvine opening generative AI tool to students this year - Sklylar Rispens, EdScoop

The University of California, Irvine announced on Monday that it is preparing to expand the use of its new, customized generative artificial intelligence tool to students this year. The tool, called ZotGPT Chat, launched to all faculty and staff in January. The deployment of the tool is in coordination with a campus-wide education campaign to boost AI literacy among faculty and staff. “ZotGPT is about more than supporting innovation with the latest tools,” Tom Andriola, vice chancellor for data and information technology, said in a press release. “It’s also about ensuring that we provide broad access to these new tools across our community in a secure and responsible way, with the proper support structures. ZotGPT can be leveraged for teaching, research and redesigning work processes and can serve as an engine for facilitating collaboration. We look forward to fully embracing the potential of generative AI in 2024 and beyond.”