HKUST launches “HKUST ChatGPT” for students and faculty to use


30th May 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has announced the launch of “HKUST ChatGPT,” an artificial intelligence (AI) language model that will be available for use by HKUST students and faculty beginning on 1st June. The platform will be subsidised by the university and available for one year.

In March, HKUST announced that it would allow faculty members to decide whether to limit the use of ChatGPT by students. The university also established a working group comprising students and faculty to develop educational strategies for using AI-generated content. Yesterday, HKUST Vice President Guo Yike announced the launch of HKUST ChatGPT, which can generate text responses similar to those of humans, with the hope of providing an equal and secure version of ChatGPT 3.5 for university members.

HKUST indicated that its ChatGPT is a short-term solution to address the impact of AI-generated content on higher education. The platform is intended to provide students and faculty with experience in using AI-generated content and exploring new teaching methods. The university plans to offer courses on AI cognition and provide teaching materials and guidance on using ChatGPT. HKUST reminded users to verify data as the tool is still limited in its capabilities.