The launch of the artificial intelligence (AI) large language model ChatGPT was met with both enthusiasm (“Wow! This tool can write as well as humans”) and fear (“Wow…this tool can write as well as humans”).
ChatGPT was the first of many AI tools to mimic human conversation via text. Since the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, new AI chatbots have made their debut, including Google’s Bard and ChatGPT for Microsoft Bing, and new generative AI tools that use GPT technology have emerged, such as Chat with any PDF. Additionally, ChatGPT became more advanced – shifting from using GPT-3 to GPT-3.5 for the free version and GPT-4 for premium users.
With increasing access to different types of AI chatbots, and increasing advances in AI technology, “preventing student cheating via AI” has risen to the top of the list of faculty concerns for 2023 (Lucariello, 2023). Should ChatGPT in class be banned or encouraged? Do you need to redesign your statement of academic integrity or is it sufficient? What should you do to your exams and assignments?
Six things you should know as you consider the role AI can play in assisting students to cheat.