ChatGPT lies about writing student papers, Prof fails class

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17 May 2023, 2:21 pm

Professor Flunks All His Students After ChatGPT Falsely Claims It Wrote Their Papers
Texas A&M University–Commerce seniors who have already graduated were denied their diplomas because of an instructor who incorrectly used AI software to detect cheating
By Miles Klee
May 17, 2023

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A number of seniors at Texas A&M University–Commerce who already walked the stage at graduation this year have been temporarily denied their diplomas after a professor ineptly used AI software to assess their final assignments, the partner of a student in his class — known as DearKick on Reddit — claims to Rolling Stone.

Dr. Jared Mumm, a campus rodeo instructor who also teaches agricultural classes, sent an email on Monday to a group of students informing them that he had submitted grades for their last three essay assignments of the semester. Everyone would be receiving an “X” in the course, Mumm explained, because he had used “Chat GTP” (the OpenAI chatbot is actually called “ChatGPT”) to test whether they’d used the software to write the papers — and the bot claimed to have authored every single one.

“I copy and paste your responses in [ChatGPT] and [it] will tell me if the program generated the content,” he wrote, saying he had tested each paper twice. He offered the class a makeup assignment to avoid the failing grade — which could otherwise, in theory, threaten their graduation status.


https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/cu ... 234736601/

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There’s just one problem: ChatGPT doesn’t work that way. The bot isn’t made to detect material composed by AI — or even material produced by itself — and is known to sometimes emit damaging misinformation. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... tgpt-lies/


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ChatGPT invented a sexual harassment scandal and named a real law prof as the accused
The AI chatbot can misrepresent key facts with great flourish, even citing a fake Washington Post article as evidence
By Pranshu Verma and Will Oremus
April 5, 2023 at 2:07 p.m. EDT

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... The chatbot, created by OpenAI, said Turley had made sexually suggestive comments and attempted to touch a student while on a class trip to Alaska, citing a March 2018 article in The Washington Post as the source of the information. The problem: No such article existed. There had never been a class trip to Alaska. ...


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17 May 2023, 4:37 pm

Yes I have heard Chat GBT is being used now as a teaching tool...a cautionary tale



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17 May 2023, 4:39 pm

Never heard of ChatGPT. Bizarre. I don't think I even understand what AI is.



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30 May 2023, 7:16 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
Never heard of ChatGPT. Bizarre. I don't think I even understand what AI is.

Here it is, if you want to try it. Just take it with a grain of salt.


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30 May 2023, 7:31 pm

We're all gonna die! (j/k) Looks like a good reason to not rely on AI for certain "mission critical" things


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30 May 2023, 11:05 pm

From what I’ve been reading here, and what little I know about the subject, I’ll stick with a former pastor’s opinion: in a former life, before he went to seminary, he was a developer employed by IBM. I wouldn’t be surprised if he helped develop Watson.

Personally, I think AI is a waste of time. If will be at least 100 years, if ever to even be viable.



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30 May 2023, 11:16 pm

Mona Pereth wrote:
IsabellaLinton wrote:
Never heard of ChatGPT. Bizarre. I don't think I even understand what AI is.

Here it is, if you want to try it. Just take it with a grain of salt.


It took about five minutes to open, and then said I needed a login or an account.

Thanks but I'll pass.



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30 May 2023, 11:18 pm

It sounds like the professor has no idea how suggestable AIs are. You can get them to agree with anything if you ask them enough leading questions.


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