AI Technology

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) supports the responsible and ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for enhancing teaching, learning, research, and campus services.

What is AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI), has been around since the 1960s when the first neural network was developed. Since then, AI has been used in various software and industries like virtual assistants (Siri and Alexa), stock trading, content creation tools (Microsoft Office and Google Suite), and video games. Within the past few years, a new form of AI, known as generative AI, has been released and is rapidly expanding into many facets of the workplace and education.

Generative AI Tools

Generative AI (GAI) is characterized by its ability to autonomously produce new and original text, images, music, or other data based on patterns learned from data accessed on the internet. When given a "prompt," GAI identifies patterns and produces content by combining existing knowledge and rules. By carefully crafting and continuously adjusting prompts, users can influence the AI’s creativity and specificity to better suit their needs. The field of Prompt Engineering is likely to expand over the next few years, to serve the new demand for AI applications in business and other sectors.

  • CSULB has launched campus-wide access to Microsoft Copilot, which uses GPT 4, and comes with an added layer of data protection for all campus users. 
  • Adobe Firefly is also available in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite provided through the CSULB campus software license.
  • ChatGPT, Dall-E, and Gemini are popular generative AI tools with simple interfaces, making them easy for everyone to experience.