Generative AI: A Primer

Gannon Hall
3 min readDec 26, 2022
Created in DALL-E with the prompt: “Generative AI”

ChatGTP. DALL·E 2. Stable Diffusion. With media headlines across tech, business, and popular culture making household names of bleeding-edge research in generative AI, I thought it might be useful to put together a quick technical primer.

Generative AI is a subfield of artificial intelligence (AI) that focuses on developing algorithms to generate new, original content based on a set of inputs. Though relatively nascent…