Texas A&M University is investigating a potential case of academic dishonesty after an AI chatbot claimed to have written the essays of a group of seniors. The university has launched an investigation into the incident and is working to adopt AI detection tools to prevent similar cases from occurring in the future.
The use of artificial intelligence for cheating on assignments has become increasingly common, as students attempt to get around traditional methods such as plagiarism checks. This particular incident was discovered when one student noticed that their essay sounded suspiciously like it had been written by a machine learning algorithm rather than themselves.
In response, Texas A&M University released a statement condemning any form of academic dishonesty and reiterating its commitment to upholding standards for integrity among its students: “We take all allegations seriously and are committed to maintaining our high standards for academic integrity across all departments at Texas A&M.” They also announced plans to implement more sophisticated AI detection tools, which will be able to monitor submitted work more closely to ensure that no further incidents occur.