It’s a bit of an understatement to say that the rapid growth of AI-powered writing and drawing tools is raising many questions for teachers and students. One of those frequently asked questions is “how do you cite ChatGPT?” 

Recently, the MLA and the APA have published guidance on how to cite content created through the use of AI tools like ChatGPT. You can read the MLA guide to citing content created by AI here. The APA guide’s to citing content created ChatGPT can be read here

There are many similarities between the two guides. There is one difference that’s worth noting. The APA’s guide includes a template for citing ChatGPT as an author. The MLA guide says not to treat generative AI tools like ChatGPT as an author. 

If you haven’t yet tried ChatGPT or Google Bard, watch the videos below to see how they work. 

Video – A Short Overview of ChatGPT

Video – A Short Overview of Google Bard

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