What is generative AI?

Generative artificial intelligence (generative AI or GenAI) is a type of artificial intelligence that can generate text, images, and other media using generative models. Generative AI models identify the patterns and structures within existing data to generate new content. See below for a brief three-step process of how generative AI works, as well as links to more information about generative AI.

  1. The generative AI model is trained on data consisting of text, images, or other media.
  2. The human enters a prompt that includes what they want the AI to generate.
  3. The generative AI model uses various AI algorithms (also called neural networks) to return original content based on the prompt provided.

Receptive Field by Daniel Miller

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