4. Presenting outputs created with AI

This chapter introduces key considerations for using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in creating presentations and other academic outputs like essays and literature reviews. It covers practical aspects such as AI tools for enhancing presentations, grammar checks, and image sourcing, as well as ethical considerations like properly acknowledging AI sources, referencing AI contributions, and avoiding unreliable AI-generated content.

How to use AI to create presentations

Various software and applications have already integrated AI into their interface to help create, enhance and deliver visually appealing presentations. There are also more specific tools you could look at, a couple of examples include:

  • Beautiful.AI: another subscription AI presentation tool, uses a back-end system called DesignerBot to create AI generated presentations that can include figures, tables, infographics, charts and other data. Mostly aimed at businesses, but can create professional looking slides for a variety of contexts. Includes a separate prompter to create AI generated images.

How to use AI in delivering presentations

Instead of getting GenAI tools to create a presentation for you, use them to assist you in the creation process by:

  • Brainstorming ideas for the content of your presentation
  • Suggesting a structure or activities for your presentation to aid in engagement
  • Provide feedback on the presentation. An example is PowerPoint’s Speaker Coach.

How to use AI in your written outputs

Providing content directly generated by AI is unlikely to be allowed. But there are other appropriate ways to use AI to improve your writing.

  • Improve your written communication skills by refining your language and style using a tool such as Grammarly
  • Creative decorative images for presentations using tools such as DALL-E, Midjourney or Firefly
  • Restore low quality images or upscale images, LetsEnhance is one example.
  • Help analyse data by creating tables and collating information. GenAI tools can collate input data when using the right prompts. Careful about the data you enter into a GenAI tool in terms of privacy.
  • Check coding errors or formulas with GenAI tools or more specific AI coding checkers.

Key Point

think¬†When using AI in your assessments don’t forget to document the use, review the accuracy of the content produced plus acknowledge and reference the tool used.

Acknowledging the use of AI generated material

At a minimum, you should include a declaration of use that explains what technologies, if any, you have used in working on your assessment.

  • Describe the AI tool used.
  • Note how the information was generated, including the prompts you used, and the date accessed.

idea iconYou could add this declaration as a footnote, or at the end of your reference list, but check with your subject coordinator to clarify.


In certain circumstances, in addition to a declaration, you may also be required to cite and reference material generated by artificial intelligence as you would any other source in your assessment. Academic skills provide suggestions for referencing GenAI in APA 7 style and the APA Style Blog has How to cite ChatGPT.


Responsible use of AI

When using AI tools for study and research, you need to recognise the ethical risks as well as risks to your academic integrity. Relying on AI tools can reduce your ability to develop critical thinking and research skills (Charles Darwin University Library, 2023).

Some of the key ethical concerns include:

Complete this memory card game to match the key concerns listed above with a scenario:

Understanding the limitations and issues of AI means you can critically evaluate the tools you use and the content generated to make sure you are using tools ethically and with academic integrity.

Learn more

Using Generative AI Technology at Charles Sturt University

Teaching AI ethics: The series – Leon Furze covers nine topic areas: bias and discrimination, environmental concerns, truth and academic integrity, copyright, privacy, datafication, emotional recognition, human labour and power.


Charles Darwin University Library. (2023). Using AI tools at university. https://www.cdu.edu.au/library/language-and-learning-support/study-skills/learning-cdu/using-ai-tools-university 


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