Intro to Generative AI

Dive into the many forms of generative AI and learn how we can best use these new technologies!

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About this course

Artificial Intelligence is a fast-evolving field of technology that lets computers simulate human functions, such as learning and problem-solving. A subset of AI that’s been gaining traction recently is generative AI, which specializes in creating new content, be it text, images, audio, or videos. Take this course to learn about the different types of generative AI using interactive applets!

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  • Understand what generative AI is

  • See the different types of generative AI

  • Study the ethics of using generative AI


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Meet the creator of the course
Alisha Grama
Senior Instructional Designer, Computer Science at Codecademy
Alisha is a Senior Instructional Designer in the computer science domain at Codecademy. Alisha majored in Computer Science and minored in Ethics at the University of Rochester, where she gained experience as a Teaching Assistant. Before joining Codecademy, she taught STEM concepts to secondary students, including as the Lead Algebra Teacher at a Brooklyn charter school.

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  • Codecademy's "Introduction to Generative AI" course was a fantastic experience. It provided a clear and accessible introduction to the world of generative AI, leaving me eager to continue exploring this fascinating field further.
    Justin W.
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  • This course effectively explains chat AI, image AI, and video AI. Further more, where it gets its data from and how it is presented. This course is useful for whomever doesn't fully understand how it works.
    Yad H.
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  • I recently had the opportunity to explore the "Introduction to Generative AI" course on Codecademy, and I must say that it exceeded my expectations in terms of content, presentation, and overall learning experience. This course is a fantastic gateway for anyone interested in diving into the fascinating world of generative artificial intelligence.
    Jeath U.
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Frequently asked questions about Intro to Generative AI

  • Generative AI (artificial intelligence) is a fast-evolving branch of AI that specializes in creating new content, be it text, images, audio, or videos.

The 6 Rules of Writing Effective AI Prompts 

Jacob Johnson
Aug 24, 2023

From learning new programming languages to creating marketing campaigns, there are tons of ways AI can make your job easier. But getting good results hinges on writing good prompts. 

A good prompt gives a large language model (LLM) a starting point to figure out what to create, says Ada Morse, a Senior Instructional Designer at Codecademy. Prompt engineering is the art of designing prompts that result in the most effective output from AI models. Ahead, Ada breaks down some of the basics of AI prompt writing. These are general guidelines that will help optimize your results no matter what you’re working on. For a more in-depth look at prompt engineering, check out our Prompt Engineering for Marketing course. 

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