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AI Literacy: GenAI Tools for General Usage

GenAI Tools for General Usage

By considering factors such as functionality, ease of use, and scalability, we wish to help you make appropriate decisions with your learning and research needs and leverage the power of AI. You may click on a specific hyperlink in the guide below for further reference.

Note: This guide only provides you with options for GenAI tools for enhancing your learning and research experience. You are strongly advised to use GenAI tools ethically, appropriately, and with a thorough understanding of their capabilities and potential implications. Respect intellectual property rights, adhere to ethical guidelines, and exercise responsible usage to contribute positively to the academic and research community.

Text Generation


HKU license is available. You may log in with your HKU Portal account to use the HKU ChatGPT service. provides free access to several Open AI tools, including ChatGPT-3.5, Assistant, Claude, etc.


Notion AI

Notion AI is a writing assistant that can help you brainstorm, write, edit or summarize content based on the Notion platform. Limited free access is available.


Perplexity - AI Companion

Ask questions or get summaries while browsing the internet, it will give you the answers according to the page or site.

Presentation Design


Help create working presentation, document, webpage that you can refine and customize, using powerful  AI generator.



Free AI Presentation Maker that helps generate slides after choosing the topic, the tone and the style, and you can customize your AI-generated presentation online.

Text-to-presentation AI tool with multiple presentation types and customizable color presets which can work with Google Slides. Three presentations for free per month (, Nov 2023).

Image Generation


HKU license is available. You may log in with your HKU Portal account to use the HKU DALL·E service. It generates images based on your prompts. You may consider using HKU ChatGPT to help write better prompts.


Canva: Text to Image

Free online AI image generator; In the Canva platform, the generated image can be used in Canva presentation preparation directly.


Stable Diffusion Online

A latent text-to-image diffusion model capable of generating photo-realistic images based on the given text input (i.e. prompt).


Microsoft Designer

It can generate editable designs based on the input description (i.e. prompt), help with the layout, generate post designs with images, etc.

Audio Generation


Text-to-speech AI tool - It can be customized to different speech styles, ages, genders, and accents and offers translation to 120+ languages.



NaturalReaders converts text into spoken audio. It can read aloud PDFs, websites, and books using natural AI voices.