Chapter 3

Navigating the Leading Platforms


Bullet Setting up an AI tool account

Bullet Learning about data privacy

Bullet Looking at cost-saving tips

Bullet Considering case studies

Welcome to the start of your generative AI (GenAI) journey. This chapter guides you in setting up accounts on some of today’s top AI platforms. You learn the ABCs of account creation, how to safeguard your personal data, and what those lengthy Terms of Service actually mean.

This chapter provides a step-by-step path that equips you with all the essentials to use AI tools effectively. So, whether you’re interested in OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s Bing, Google’s Gemini (formerly known as Bard), or any other AI tool, this chapter is the place to start.

Setting Up Accounts and Managing Usage

Starting your journey with GenAI platforms is exciting. Still, the first step in using AI tools is always the same: creating an account. This step may seem straightforward, but don’t underestimate the importance of doing it right. In the following sections, we look at setting up a typical account.

Step 1: Choosing a platform ...

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