City University will launch CityU GPT Chatbot, its own generative artificial intelligence, which its students, staff and faculty can use from the 2023-2024 academic year, for “teaching, learning and administrative activities”.

The institute will also make the chatbot available to eight start-ups under its HK Tech 300 programme for aspiring entrepreneurs among its students, alumni, and research staff.

Access to the university’s chatbot is free, and an advanced version will be available to researchers, teachers, and administration personnel.

City University joins the list of Hong Kong colleges that now permits its students to use generative AI in their work. 

Recently, the University of Hong Kong lifted its ban on students using ChatGPT and other generative AI applications. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology also created its own version of ChatGPT for its students, faculty and staff to use.

Previously, the Education Bureau announced that Hong Kong’s Junior Secondary students will 10-14 of hours of AI education, which will cover the use of language learning models like ChatGPT and the ethics and social impact of the technology. 

Header image credits: City University of Hong Kong via WikiCommons

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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