New published research that argues AI will make plagiarism harder to detect turns out to be written by ChatGPT.
· Mar 21, 2023 ·

Academic journal Innovations in Education and Teaching International published an article titled "Chatting and Cheating: Ensuring Academic Integrity in the Era of ChatGPT."

The paper argues that plagiarism is going to get much harder to identify as AI continues to improve. And to prove the point, the paper's listed authors secretly used ChatGPT to write it.

Unsuspecting peers reviewed the work and approved it for publishing.

To be fair, the originator of the paper – Professor Debby Cotton, director of academic practice at Plymouth Marjon University – did tweak the paper slightly, and by slightly I mean corrected all the errors and replaced the made up references with real articles published by real people.

But you know, short of having someone with a PhD correct all its errors, AI has a real chance of fooling people.

Sarcasm aside, universities are having a hard time keeping up with the students turning to AI to write their essays, as the chat bots are improving faster than anti-plagiarism methods are being developed.

Of course, there are some anti-plagiarism devices that could be used to ensure academic honesty in the classroom and make sure students are not employing an AI.


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