In the previous articles a lot of important topics were brought up, particularly about AI and how we have to change legislations or how corporations have to change their structures to be able to co-exist with new technologies.
However, one vital thing has not been discussed yet – educational system. Not that long time ago in schools in the New York city, the use of the bots that could generate essays, articles etc., was banned. Should the same be implemented in the other educational places, especially at the universities?
On one hand, such bots as ChatGPT are the source of unlimited, quickly produced essays that can be used and presented as personal work. What is more, it is highly difficult to detect plagiarism in such bots, as the AI inside them can be aimed to rewrite the texts available on the Internet with using as much synonyms as possible. This is one of the concerns of professors at the universities in the US.
Nonetheless, on the other hand, those texts can be produced with a low quality, for instance mistakes, or sentence structures that barely make sense. This is an asset, as some students can use bots as a source for their research, that would take much less time, or, simply speaking, as an inspiration. For instance, extremely famous program ‘Grammarly’, that helps you to correct the mistakes or try to simplify or make your writing more academic, is also a bot, should it also be banned?
We cannot fully ban something, especially when it comes to the new technologies as they spread and become a part of our life’s. An interesting point was brought up on the Internet that we should develop a broader policy when it comes to the use of AI for educational purposes. Which would make a lot of sense, as far as this is approved by the professor, students can use different bots to enhance their papers.
At the same time, we come to the other problem, we need better tools to detect plagiarism or, what is more important, to detect texts/papers that have been fully made by the AI. This is a one more challenge for the IT industry, as, nowadays it is impossible to identify bot-written assignments, sure, if they have been done in a good way.
To read more about plagiarism concerns: https://www.wired.com/story/chatgpt-college-university-plagiarism/