THURSDAYS, Oct. 19th & 26th |You’ve seen the news about new AI programs that can write rap lyrics, pass the bar exam — even mourn lost socks in the style of the King James Bible. Some of these riffs are wildly entertaining. These programs can correct grammar, summarize big documents, and make anything rhyme. On the flip side, AI programs can't tell fact from fiction or recognize a cliche. In this two-session class, you’ll learn how you can coax the best from these programs to streamline articles, emails, memos, advertising copy, essays, and even fiction. You’ll come away equipped to avoid plagiarism and “AI hallucination.”
In the first 90-minute session, we will discuss the history of AI as applied to writing, and touch on the science behind it. We will compare programs and their capabilities for research and brainstorming. (ChatGPT is not the best for everything!) At home, each student will experiment with these programs for their own projects.
In the second 90-minute session, we will work with the texts produced by the AI programs, seeking to improve them with prompt engineering and other software. We will highlight what can still only be done with human skill.