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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Creating Content with AI

Note: These tools are experimental and under development and have not been evaluated by Iona University Libraries.  Functionality, fee for use, and access may change at any time.  Please review tool documentation for privacy and data security. 

  • ChatGPT - Chatbot from OpenAI with Free (GPT-3.5) and Plus (GPT-4) options.
  • Copilot - Chatbot from Microsoft. 
  • Gemini - Chatbot from Google.
  • Claude.ai - Chatbot from Anthropic.
  • ChatPDF -  Document analysis platform that responds to prompts such as summarizing, priority listing and analysis approaches.
  • HuggingChat - Open-source AI chatbot.
  • Petal - Document analysis platform that allows you to create a research library. 
  • Poe - Chatbot platform that allows you to have conversation with a variety of popular AI chatbots.
  • You.com - AI chatbot that allows for different levels of conversation through modes.
  • Writesonic - AI platform that includes multiple tools, such as the Chatsonic chatbot and the Botsonic AI builder. 
  • Socratic by Google - Learning app by Google. 
  • Quillbot - AI writing platform that includes a grammar-checker, summarizer, citation-generator, and translator, among other tools.
  • CopyAI  - Business-oriented AI tool that emphasizes its Go-to-market (GTM) platform to support sales and marketing. 
  • Ryter - AI writing assistant. 
  • ChibiAI - Customizable AI workspace. 
  • MoonBeam - AI writing assistant focused on long-form content.
  • Character.ai -  Generate human-like text in contextual conversation.

Comprehensive list developed by Society of Professional Journalists. https://www.journaliststoolbox.org/2023/03/30/ai-tools-for-journalists/

 

Note: These tools are experimental and under development and have not been evaluated by Iona University Libraries.  Functionality, fee for use, and access may change at any time.  Please review tool documentation for privacy and data security. 

  • Perplexity.ai - A search engine with the ability to display the source of the information it provides. 
  • Consensus - AI-powered search engine.
  • Elicit.org -  Main workflow is Literature Reviews by asking a research question or use tasks to brainstorm. Open Access content only.
  • Socratic - AI-powered app comes directly from Google, focusing on math and science.
  • Connected Papers  - A visual tool to help researchers and applied scientists find and explore papers relevant to their field of work.
  • Inciteful - Consists of two tools. The Paper Discovery tool builds a network of papers from citations. The Literature Connector allows you to enter two papers and it result in an interactive visualization showing you how they are connected by the literature.
  • LitMaps - Creates interactive literature maps. 
  • Research Rabbit - A tool for exploring new areas and writing literature reviews. Allows you to uncover papers related to your area of research easily and shows links between authors. Currently free. 
  • Keenious - A tool that uses AI to search for literature by analyzing your writing. Keenious offers add-ons for both Microsoft Word and Google Docs.
  • scite - A platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles via Smart Citations. Smart Citations allow users to see how a publication has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or contrasting evidence for the cited claim.
  • Semantic Scholar - AI-powered research tool for scientific literature.  
  • Scholarcy - Summarizes articles. 
  • Glasp - A social web highlighter to use to highlight and organize quotes and ideas from the web without switching back and forth, and access other people’s learning. 
  • SciSpace - Research and document analysis. Uses GPT-3 to explain papers from a repository of 270 million + papers.  You can also upload a PDF and have it summarize the paper’s contents and search for topics. Allows you to limit by year of publication, type of publication, and other parameters.

Note: These tools are experimental and under development and have not been evaluated by Iona University Libraries.  Functionality, fee for use, and access may change at any time.  Please review tool documentation for privacy and data security. 

  • Craiyon - Online image creator from text. Formerly DALL-E Mini.
  • Stable Diffusion - Text-to-image diffusion model capable of generating photo-realistic images from text input.
  • Midjourney - Text-to-image creator using LLM and diffusion models.
  • Photoleap - AI photo editing app. 
  • Clipdrop - From Stability. Creates and edits images.
  • AI Magic Tools - From Runway. A variety of text-to-image, text-to-video, image-to-image, video-to-video, and other tools. 
  • Adobe Firefly - Text-to-image generator and generative fill editor.
  • ChatGPT Plus - DALL-E-3 is available in the GPT-4 version of ChatGPT, the chatbot from OpenAI. 
  • Copilot - Chatbot from Microsoft with image creation available in the Designer GPT. 

Note: These tools are experimental and under development and have not been evaluated by Iona University Libraries.  Functionality, fee for use, and access may change at any time.  Please review tool documentation for privacy and data security. 

  • Beatoven.ai - Create music for your video using royalty free content.

Note: These tools are experimental and under development and have not been evaluated by Iona University Libraries.  Functionality, fee for use, and access may change at any time.  Please review tool documentation for privacy and data security. 

Elsa - An AI-powered language-learning application that analyzes speech and then creates a set of user assignments. Elsa is available for iOS and Android devices. 

AI Tools in Focus

ChatGPT Plus 

ChatGPT is a chatbot designed to mimic human interaction through text, voice, or (in the subscription-based ChatGPT Plus) images. It uses AI systems to generate, edit, and iterate with users on a variety of writing and thinking tasks, providing knowledge of information through April 2023, for Plus, or January 2022, for the free version (it is not connected to current internet data). It offers GPTs customized for a single purpose, such as creative writing or math tutoring. ChatGPT has known limitations, including social biases, hallucinations, and adversarial prompts.

Librarian Resource: Tony Iodice and Casey Hampsey 

ChatPDF

ChatPDF is a research assistant that allows users to upload PDF documents and use the chat function to ask research questions, summarize the article’s contents, describe images and figures, and otherwise use a chat function to better understand documents. ChatPDF allows for PDFs to be more easily read by, e.g., a screen reader, and offers folders to sort and group documents and chat with multiple files at once. The free version of the site allows up to 2 PDFs to be uploaded per day, and up to 20 chat questions to be asked. The paid version allows unlimited PDFs, and unlimited interfacing with the chat. 

Librarian Resource: Casey Hampsey 

Consensus

Consensus is an AI-powered academic search engine that is best suited for queries centered around a particular research topic or question. Using research papers from the Semantic Scholar database, Consensus offers summaries of individual papers and topic-level conclusions to answer your questions. The tool also provides generative-AI functions through its Consensus Copilot feature.

Librarian Resource: Sarah Barlow-Ochshorn

Microsoft Copilot Pro

Microsoft Copilot Pro is an AI chatbot that can be searched as a standalone tool or alongside web Office 365. It offers different conversation styles, generates content, and interacts with user-uploaded images. Copilot uses both an internal knowledge base and internet data. 

Librarian Resource: Natalka Sawchuk

Perplexity.ai

Perplexity.ai is an alternative to traditional internet search engines such as Google or Bing. Instead of simply retrieving a list of webpages, Perplexity summarizes a selection of relevant sites to answer users’ questions, providing links to the sites along with images and/or videos. Users can then finetune their searches by asking follow-up questions. Additional features for paid subscribers include the ability to upload 100 files per day, generate images, conduct more thorough searches, and changing the text output.

Librarian Resource: Diana Kiel 

Petal

Discover, cite, and manage scholarly resources with Petal. When you ask questions in natural language, Petal's AI can explain your selection, translate it into another language, or identify key points. Organize your papers using tags and folders to create a centralized knowledge base and collaborate with classmates by sharing documents and annotations. Access more features, such as citation lists, exports, multi-document chat, AI Table, and AI Create, with the paid plan. 

Librarian Resource: Darcy Kaye