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Using AI Language Models

A brief overview of how to use AI Language Models

AI Literacy

What is AI Literacy?

The term "AI literacy" (Artificial Intelligence) describes the capacity to comprehend, apply, and engage with AI systems and technology. Many librarians assist patrons with an understanding of what AI is, an overview of how it functions, and how it applys to various forms of literacy.   

"As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more prominent in everyday conversations, it is critical for library users to develop basic knowledge and understanding of those technologies. In academic libraries, subject liaisons play a central role in the teaching of concepts like information literacy, open access, and research data management, in addition to their subject responsibilities." (Wheatley & Hervieux, 2022)

AI is now being integrated more often into a wide range of applications. Therefore, it benefits library patrons to have an understanding of AI. It has become essential for everyone who wants to stay current, not only tech experts. Making wise choices about the usage of AI technologies can be aided by AI literacy. Librarians are known for their agility and eagerness to learn, which makes them ideal candidates for embracing and imparting AI literacy.

The need for people to be AI literate has never been greater as society's interest and involvement in AI technologies continue to expand. The work that libraries have been doing is complementing the support of artificial intelligence, as most applications involved will include AI technologies and AI Literacy. Patrons need to become more informed consumers of AI technology, and librarians are known for their agility and eagerness to learn, which makes them ideal candidates for embracing and imparting AI literacy.

 

Sidenote: AI literacy is an important subset of digital literacy used for navigating the digital world. Patrons with AI literacy can understand online information, recognize algorithmic biases, and make informed decisions about the credibility and reliability of resources. Digital literacy is an important skill that requires ongoing learning and constant skill changes due to the development of technology.

Excerpt (chapter 5) - Separating Artificial Intelligence from Science Fiction: Creating an Academic Library Workshop Series on AI Literacy

Source: Wheatley, A., & Hervieux, S. (2022). Separating Artificial Intelligence from Science Fiction: Creating an Academic Library Workshop Series on AI Literacy. Assoc of College & Research Libraries. 

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Source: Wheatley, A., & Hervieux, S. (2022). Separating Artificial Intelligence from Science Fiction: Creating an Academic Library Workshop Series on AI Literacy. Assoc of College & Research Libraries. 
ROBOT Test
AI Literacy
(Criteria to use when evaluating AI sources)

Source: Wheatley, A., & Hervieux, S. (2022). Separating Artificial Intelligence from Science Fiction: Creating an Academic Library Workshop Series on AI Literacy. Assoc of College & Research Libraries. 

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