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Getting Started with Generative AI: Home

A guide providing foundational information on generative AI, plus recommended readings and courses to learn more.


This guide provides an introduction to some commonly-used generative AI tools and advice on how you can explore and utilize them appropriately. By understanding how these tools work and their limitations, you can effectively make use of their capabilities while avoiding potential pitfalls.

What is Generative AI?

Generative AI refers to artificial intelligence systems that can create new content such as images, text, audio and video. These systems, powered by machine learning techniques like neural networks, can generate novels, artworks, music and other creative works that are almost indistinguishable from human-generated content.

Library support for generative AI tools

AI-enhanced research search engine

Consensus is an AI-powered tool designed to help students and researchers quickly summarize and understand scholarly papers. It is a search engine that uses natural language processing techniques to analyze and extract key information from research articles, providing concise summaries and highlighting important points.

The Library has arranged to provide unlimited access to Consensus’s premium features to the HKBU community. Simply register for an account with your HKBU email address.

Learn to make the most of generative AI (LinkedIn Learning courses)

What Is Generative AI?

How to Research and Write Using Generative AI Tools

Prompt Engineering with ChatGPT