01 Aug 2023
Dan Remenyi
01 Aug 2023
Date: Saturday 2 September 2023
Time: 15:00 to 17:00 (SAST)
Course fee: Full fee R220; Staff and Students R110; Friends of Summer School R180
Booking is via Webtickets
Platform: The course will be delivered through Zoom. Upon registration the link will be provided.

The AI Chatbot is the most remarkable development in technology in recent years. The ease with which we can now communicate with a computer was not imagined even a couple of years ago. In addition, the wide range of tasks which the computer can now undertake in helping its user to be efficient and effective is remarkable.

These systems need to be understood if they're going to be used efficiently and effectively and these two one-hour sessions will guide novices through what AI-Chatbots are and how they can be used for the most frequently required tasks.

This course will be delivered through Zoom and a wide range of techniques will be demonstrated and participants will be able to test their own use of an AI-Chatbot and obtain feedback.

A close look at the AI-Chatbot concept

The main products on the market and what they can do.

This section takes a close look at the range of activity the Chatbots claim to be able to do.

Using ChatGPT and Google Bard as examples of what the systems claim to be able to help with.
  1. Language translation  
  2. Text generation  
  3. Sentiment analysis  
  4. Text classification  
  5. Coding  
  6. Asking for suggestions  
  7. Productivity  
  8. Health Issues  
  9. Question-answering  
  10. Text summarisation  
  11. Chatting  
  12. Others  

An introduction to the skill in the prompt

What has become called prompt engineering.

Advanced prompts

Long and complex prompts.

Safety issues

In the hands of mature actors Chatbots can be an extraordinary tool, In the hands of others chatbots could be dangerous.

Evaluation of the technology
Image removed.   Dan Remenyi has been fascinated by Artificial Intelligence (AI) since his teenage years. Realising just how potent AI could become he argues that we need to be very careful on how we exploited this technology. He is now involved in spreading knowledge about what AI can do, how we use it and what we need to be aware of regarding its potential. He holds a BSocSc, MBA and PhD.
He is a Visiting Professor at University of Kwazulu-Natal and an Honorary Professor at the University of the Western Cape. He is an alumnus of the University of Cape Town. He now lives in South Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom.

For further information, please email ems@uct.ac.za, or phone 021 650 2634 (office).