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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacts all fields of study and is not subject specific. This guide is here to support research and learning involving Artificial Intelligence.


This research guide provides an overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology along with resources and information relating to its use within higher education. As this area of technology is changing rapidly, the information in this guide is subject to change. Please check the "last updated" date at the bottom of each page to see when the information was last refreshed.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence and awareness in machines that are programmed to think, judge, respond, and mimic humans and their actions (Frakenfield, 2022). It is commonly used by people to describe any piece of technology that mimics human learning and problem solving skills.

Artificial intelligence is used across all industries and academic subjects. The term is used to describe everything from finding the best route on Apple and Google Maps, self-driving cars, algorithms to display a list in a certain order on a website or in a social media app, and facial recognition software to unlock a smart phone. It is part of our everyday lives, at work, in school and at home.