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AI and Research

With the recent spike in publicly accessible AI tools, we would be remiss to not provide some guidance. In regards to the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and Large Language Models (LLMs), the library currently supports the policies put in place by the various schools within Hopkins. Students should abide by the guidance and policies of their respective schools and by individual courses. 

In conducting research, students should be particularly wary of AI-generated information. AI has, time and again, demonstrated that it can provide biased, misleading, or outright false information. Additionally, AI has no access to paywalled information meaning that it has little, if any information from deeper academic sources. Its information has not been peer-reviewed nor assessed for accuracy. 

To learn more about generative AI and how it can and should be used, check out some of the links below. The information below has all been sourced through JHU schools and programs.