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About TritonGPT

TritonGPT, a suite of AI Assistants, is adept at handling university-specific questions, creating tailored content, summarizing documents, and more, thanks to its training on extensive public-facing university information.

TritonGPT operates from the secure confines of the San Diego Supercomputer Center, powered by Llama2—a dialogue-optimized, open-source large language model. This secure, on-premises hosting ensures UC San Diego's complete control over data usage and sharing.

Like any large language model, TritonGPT aims to deliver precise and useful information, though it may sometimes yield errors or inaccuracies. We're committed to enhancing its accuracy and functionality by integrating user feedback and continuously refining its responses. 

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TritonGPT Access

TritonGPT's rollout to campus and health sciences employees is occurring in stages through Spring. Expect an email notification when access is granted to you. Your feedback is crucial—please utilize the thumbs up, thumbs down, and comments features to share your thoughts. We are focused on enhancing TritonGPT's precision, continuously refining its responses based on your valuable input and tailored use cases.

Timeline of TritonGPT rollout, starting with development in June of 2023.  Ending with campuswide availability in Spring of 2024 and the development of additional AI Assistants through the end of the year.

What can you do with TritonGPT?

TritonGPT is a powerful tool that can help you navigate UC San Diego's policies, procedures, and campus life. It can provide you with a starting point for information and resources related to campus services and more. It's like having a personal assistant who knows a lot about UC San Diego.

Ask UC San Diego Related Questions: Pose questions like "What is the policy on employee travel reimbursement?" or "What are some good restaurants on campus?" TritonGPT will provide detailed and relevant information.

Content Generation: Need help with content creation? Try commands like "Generate an outline for a presentation slide deck based on <insert topic>" or "Produce an email to thank my employees for <insert what you are thankful for>."

Document Summarization: Copy and paste documents or articles related to UC San Diego, then ask TritonGPT to summarize the content. It's a time-saving feature for extracting key information.

Content Editing: Utilize TritonGPT for editing and refining content related to UC San Diego. It's a valuable tool for polishing emails, reports, or any written material.

Seek feedback and suggestions: TritonGPT can provide feedback and suggestions to help you improve your work processes and procedures. You can ask questions like "What are some ways I can improve my communication skills in the workplace?" or "Are there any suggestions for streamlining our team's workflow?"

Ask for Recommendations: Seeking recommendations for UC San Diego events, study spots, or local hangouts? TritonGPT has you covered.

TritonGPT Task-Specific Assistants

TritonGPT consists of a suite of AI Assistants, and we are actively working on expanding this lineup.

  1. UC San Diego Assistant: UC San Diego related policy, process, and help documentation is spread out over a vast array of websites. The UC San Diego Assistant brings it all together by answering your questions directly. It is also great for incorporating UC San Diego context in generating new content and brainstorming ideas. Always reference the sources cited when relying upon its answers.
  2. Job Description Helper: TritonGPT includes a Job Description Helper that will streamline the job description creation process for hiring managers. Leveraging over 1,300 career tracks job standard templates, it uses a predefined flow that engages hiring managers in a dialogue, capturing the specific requirements of the job. The AI then crafts language that not only complies with established job card standards but also accurately reflects the unique characteristics of the position. This feature reduces the time and effort involved in drafting job descriptions, ensuring they are both precise and tailored to the individual needs of the role.
  3. General AI Assistant: This tool expands beyond UC San Diego's scope, accommodating larger information exchanges. It interacts with a Large Language Model for tasks like document summarization, idea generation, and creating various content such as emails and reports.
  4. Fund Manager Coach (coming soon): Recognizing the crucial role of Fund Managers in overseeing grants and managing departmental finances, this assistant will enhance understanding of UC San Diego's financial policies and procedures. Fund Manager Coach is trained on documentation for developing research proposal budgets, advising faculty on contract and grant guidelines, reviewing and approving financial transactions, managing payroll, and ensuring that applicable guidelines are being followed during the course of contract and grant spending.

Content used to power TritonGPT's UC San Diego Assistant

  • Academic Personnel website
  • Admissions website
  • Blink
  • Business Analytics Hub
  • Calendar of Events
  • Career Center
  • Chancellor website
  • The Commons
  • Course Catalog
  • Educational Technology
  • Foundation
  • Housing and Dining
  • Policies (UC San Diego and UCOP)
  • ServiceNow Knowledge Base content (public facing)
  • Strategic Plan
  • Student Financial Solutions
  • Transportation
  • TritonLink (
  • UC Path website
  • UC San Diego Brand
  • University Centers
  • University Communications
  • UC San Diego Today

Helpful Hints

  1. Be specific with your questions: TritonGPT is designed to provide detailed and accurate responses, so try to be as specific as possible with your questions. Providing specific context will help TritonGPT understand what you're looking for and give you a better response.
  2. Be conversational/ask additional questions: TritonGPT recognizes the back-and-forth nature of conversation. Don’t stop with the first prompt–continue to ask follow-up questions and ask for clarification if you don't get the response you were expecting. Your questions help refine its responses.
  3. Use natural language: TritonGPT is designed to understand natural language, so try to ask your questions in the same way you would ask a human. Avoid using overly formal or technical language, and feel free to use contractions and colloquialisms.
  4. Check the source material: TritonGPT has access to a wide range of documents and resources, but it's always a good idea to check the source documents linked at the bottom of the response. This can help you find the information you need more quickly and efficiently.

Use TritonGPT for a variety of tasks: TritonGPT is a versatile tool that can help with a wide range of tasks, from answering questions about campus resources to providing information on academic policies. Don't be afraid to use TritonGPT in different ways to get the most out of this helpful resource.

AI Prompting

To get the most out of TritonGPT (or any AI model), you need to craft clear and well-structured prompts. Prompts serve as the cornerstone of communication with AI models. The best prompts precisely outline the task at hand, offer context to enhance comprehension, and include thoughtful follow-up questions and feedback, leading to the most accurate results.

Components of good prompts:

  • Task (mandatory): always start with an action verb (Generate, Write, Analyze, Summarize, etc.) and spell out the end goal (single or multi-task requests)
  • Context (important): Ask yourself 3 questions: What is the user’s background? What does success look like? What environment are they in?
  • Examples (important): Examples help the model figure out what the final result should look like.
  • Tone (optional, but nice to have): Ask TritonGPT to suggest a tone for the feeling you’re trying to convey (use professional but direct language.)

The key to using generative AI is to be specific about the task you’re trying to accomplish and to give enough information to the model so that it can respond in a way that’s meaningful and useful.