How do I cite Generative AI like Chatgpt in the APA format?


For APA, when quoting or paraphrasing AI-created content, it is recommended that you put the prompt you used in the text of your sentence.

For example: 

When prompted with “Is the left brain right brain divide real or a metaphor?” the ChatGPT-generated text indicated that although the two brain hemispheres are somewhat specialized, “the notation that people can be characterized as ‘left-brained’ or ‘right-brained’ is considered to be an oversimplification and a popular myth” (OpenAI, 2023).

For the References page, you would use the following template:

Name of Company. (Year the version was created). Name of AI (Version) [Large language model]. URL

For example:

OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT (Mar 14 version) [Large language model].

The in-text citation would be:

(Open AI, 2023)


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  • Last Updated Mar 28, 2024
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