How to prevent AI-based software from harming college writing: Editorial

In a recent article for The Chronicle of Higher Ed, Jeff Schatten discusses how an AI-based software could harm college writing. The software is able to turn a prompt or query into prose by drawing information from the internet to generate a unique output. While the technology is not yet advanced enough to write academic essays, Schatten writes that it is developing quickly and could be used in the future by students to create cheap, unique essays that avoid plagiarism trackers. To prevent this, Schatten suggests that professors develop assignments that are based on in-class material or professor-specific feedback or that take formats that AI cannot replicate well yet. The author also suggests that professors use the AI as a tool to produce prose that students need to analyze and improve. Chronicle Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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