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Generative AI (GenAI) tools can be used to create content for a range of applications, and the categories in the graphic above are simplified—and will evolve. These tools are available directly to users or as part of a GenAI integration with another application; tools may required paid subscriptions. The tools listed in the categories below are only a subset of all available. Be aware, some tools addressing content generation broadly while others are best suited for specific purposes.

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Last updated December 20, 2023

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GenAI for Text

Tools for generating text based on an inputted prompt.

  • ChatGPT (free): AI-chat-based conversational tool, powered by OpenAI GPT-3.5 model; accepting image and text inputs, emitting text output
  • GPT-4 (subscription required on ChatGPT Plus): OpenAI's fourth in a series of GPT foundation models with enhanced processing capabilities
  • Perplexity AI (free; paid subscription available): AI-chat-based conversational search engine powered by GPT
  • Google Bard (free): Conversational AI model powered by Google's PaLM 2 and Gemini models; non-USF DonsApps or personal Google account required
  • Microsoft Bing/Copilot (free): Conversational AI model powered by Microsoft's Prometheus model and built on GPT-4

GenAI Integrated Tools

  • GrammarlyGO (free; paid subscription available): AI communication assistant integrated with Grammarly to provide writing recommendations

GenAI for Imagery

Tools for generating imagery or creating videos based on an inputted prompt.

  • DALL-E 2 (paid): AI-powered text-to-image model by OpenAI that can create realistic images and art from a description in natural language
  • Midjourney (paid): Text-to-image generational model; accessible via Discord
  • Stable Diffusion (free): Text-to-image diffusion model powered by LAION

GenAI for Audio/Video

Tools for generating music, spoken dialogue, and videos based on an inputted prompt.

  • Synthesia (free; paid subscription available): Text-to-video generator with customizable voices and avatars
  • MusicGen (free demo): Text-to-music generator part of AudioCraft, a collection of music models developed by Meta

GenAI for Code

Tools for generating code and other complex models based on an inputted prompt.

  • ChatGPT (free): AI-chat-based conversational tool, powered by OpenAI GPT-3.5 model; capable of analyzing, providing feedback, and remediating code
  • GitHub CoPilot (paid): Text-to-code translator based on existing models of code repositories; can be integrated into preferred code editors