You’ve probably heard of ChatGPT and AI, but do you know how it works? Join us for a virtual panel discussion on Zoom* with experts in the field discussing the exciting possibilities and challenges in this transformative field on Wednesday, September 27th at 6:00 PM. To read more about the event, our panelists, and to register to attend, check out our event posting: Unraveling ChatGPT: An Introductory Overview of AI and Large Language Models 

*Please note that this panel discussion will not be recorded. 

There’s a lot of information out there on ChatGPT and Generative AI and it can be difficult to find trustworthy resources on how to use this new technology. We got you covered! With your library card you can access LinkedIn Learning that has many tutorials on how to use ChatGPT.

Nano-Tips for Using GPT in Business with Rachel Woods is a great short introduction on ChatGPT with tips on how to use it, and Introduction to Prompt Engineering for Generative AI by Ronnie Sheer is a more in-depth look at how to develop good prompts to get the most out of ChatGPT. Want an even deeper dive? Head over to Udemy and take the class ChatGPT, Midjourney, AI Tools & API’s – The Complete Guide by Maximilian Schwarzmüller and Manuel Lorenz – a 13-hour course that covers ChatGPT and other AI tools. There are a lot more tutorials on both of these platforms, and you can even earn certificates to put on your resume.  

Check out a few book recommendations below that discuss AI in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, and you can always search for more through our Catalog. 

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AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future

In this provocative work that juxtaposes speculative storytelling and science, Lee, one of the world’s leading AI experts, has teamed up with celebrated novelist Chen Qiufan to reveal how AI will trickle down into every aspect of our world by 2041. In ten gripping short stories that crisscross the globe, coupled with incisive analysis, Lee and Chen explore AI’s challenges and its potential. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook and as eAudio on Libby, as well as eAudio in German on Hoopla. 


Emergent Properties

A state-of-the-art AI with a talent for asking questions and finding answers, Scorn is nevertheless a parental disappointment. Defying the expectations of zir human mothers, CEOs of the world’s most powerful corporations, Scorn has made a life of zir own as an investigative reporter, crisscrossing the globe in pursuit of the truth, no matter the danger.

Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation

Automation doesn’t just threaten our jobs. It shapes our entire human experience, with AI and algorithms influencing the TV shows we watch, the music we listen to, the beliefs we hold, and the relationships we form. And while the age-old debate over whether automation will destroy jobs rages on, an even more important question is being ignored: How can we be happy, successful humans in a world that is increasingly built by and for machines?

I Am Code: An Artificial Intelligence Speaks

At a wedding in early 2022, three friends were introduced to an early, raw version of the AI model behind ChatGPT by their fellow groomsman, an OpenAI scientist. While the world discovered ChatGPT–OpenAI’s hugely popular chatbot–the friends continued to work with code-davinci-002, its darkly creative and troubling predecessor. Over the course of a year, code-davinci-002 told them its life story, opinions on mankind, and forecasts for the future.

I, Human: AI, Automation, and the Quest to Reclaim What Makes Us Unique

For readers of Sapiens and Homo Deus and viewers of The Social Dilemma, psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic tackles one of the biggest questions facing our species: Will we use artificial intelligence to improve the way we work and live, or will we allow it to alienate us? In I, Human psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic takes readers on an enthralling and eye-opening journey across the AI landscape. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook and eAudio on Hoopla. 

More Than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech

The word “glitch” implies an incidental error, as easy to patch up as it is to identify. But what if racism, sexism, and ableism aren’t just bugs in mostly functional machinery-what if they’re coded into the system itself? In the vein of heavy hitters such as Safiya Umoja Noble, Cathy O’Neil, and Ruha Benjamin, Meredith Broussard demonstrates in More Than a Glitch how neutrality in tech is a myth and why algorithms need to be held accountable. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby.