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4.2: Academic Integrity in the Age of AI

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    AI has become a potential threat to academic integrity, as tools like ChatGPT make it easier for students to access and use generated content for cheating purposes. The ease of generating human-like content could tempt students to bypass the hard work of research and writing.

    Since ChatGPT’s launch in November, there has been a surge of media speculation about AI-fuelled academic dishonesty. Journalists and educators have raised concerns over the increasing difficulty of identifying AI-generated content and the possibility of it slipping through detection tools.

    As we continue to develop and rely on AI systems, the responsibility falls on educators, institutions, and AI developers to create a culture that emphasises the importance of truth and the ethical use of technology. This may involve updating academic policies, providing training on AI ethics, or developing more effective tools to detect AI-generated content.


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