AI Tools

When using generative AI tools, it is important to avoid entering sensitive information to protect privacy and ensure data security. These tools may not guarantee the confidentiality of the information shared. Please refer to the University of Michigan Safe Computing guidelines for AI tool use.

This list is for purely informational purposes. The University of Michigan does not endorse or support any of these specific AI tools.

Popular AI Tools


  • ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer)  
    ChatGPT is a chatbot developed by OpenAI. It uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to answer questions, write content, summarize information and more.
  • GPT-4  
    GPT-4 is the latest version of OpenAI’s language model systems. It is a large multimodal model, accepting text and image inputs and emitting text outputs.
  • Gemini  
    Gemini is Google’s AI chatbot that uses a combination of machine learning and NLP.
  • ChatSonic  
    ChatSonic is an AI chatbot similar to ChatGPT but with integrated google search, image generation, and text to speech.

Images & Art

  • DALL-E 2  
    DALL-E 2 is an AI system that enables users to create images and art from a text description in natural language.
  • DALL-E 3  
    DALL-E 3 is the latest version of OpenAI’s text-to-image system that more accurately adheres to the details of the prompt.
  • Bing Image Creator  
    Image Creator uses OpenAI’s DALL·E 3 to generate AI images based on your text.
  • Stable Diffusion  
    Stable Diffusion is an AI art generator that enables users to create unique imagery from short text descriptions, also known as prompts.


  • Synthesia  
    Synthesia is a tool that allows you to turn text into video with AI generated speakers and voices.
  • Gen-1 Runway  
    Gen-1 Runway uses images and text prompts to generate videos.


  • AIVA  
    AIVA is AI composing software that empowers creators to make royalty free music.
  • MusicGen  
    MusicGen is a text-to-music generation tool developed by Meta.


  • GitHub Copilot  
    GitHub Copilot is an AI pair programmer that translates natural human language into programming code.
  • CodeWhisperer  
    CodeWhisperer is an AI coding companion from Amazon that can generate code suggestions based on your comments and existing code.

Personal Productivity

  • Notion  
    Notion is the connected workspace where better, faster work happens.
  • Futurepedia  
    Futurepedia is a comprehensive, searchable database of AI tools.
  • SlidesAI  
    SlidesAI is a plugin for Google Slides that generates presentation slides from any text.
  • Explainpaper  
    Explainpaper allows users to upload a paper, highlight confusing text, and get an explanation.
  • Bing  
    Bing is Microsoft’s AI chatbot and runs on OpenAI’s GPT-4 model.

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AI Detection Tools

Please be aware that these tools are imperfect, and currently, no software is able to detect AI-generated text with 100% certainty. AI detection tools can be used to identify situations where further inquiry into the use of AI-generated text may be needed. They should not be considered a definitive measure for cheating.

For Advanced Users

For Researchers

    Analyze research papers using and automate time-consuming research tasks lit literature reviews, summarizing papers, and extracting data.
  • Research Rabbit  
    Understands what you’re researching and gives you recommendations, personalized digests, and visualizations of networks of papers and co-authorships.
  • Scholarcy  
    AI-powered article summarizer.
    AI-powered tool to help you understand research papers better.
  • ScholarAI  
    ChatGPT plug-in that helps clinicians connect with peer-reviewed research articles