Chatbot scam article turned out to be written by ChatGPT
In January, researchers at the University of Plymouth Marjohn published a paper titled “Chating and Cheating: Ensuring Academic Integrity in the Age of ChatGPT.” The article generated a huge amount of interest among British scientists, who are concerned about the increased use of neural networks to create scientific texts. However, neither the experts who reviewed the article, nor its ordinary readers, had any idea that it was written using the ChatGPT chat bot, reports The Guardian.
The authors said they informed the editors of Innovations in Education and Teaching International, where the article was published, that a chatbot was used to create it. However, the peer reviewers were not informed of this fact.
We wanted to demonstrate that ChatGPT is capable of producing high quality texts. It’s like an arms race. Technology is advancing very quickly and it will be difficult for universities to stay ahead of it,” said Professor Debbie Cotton, Director of Academic Practice at the University of Plymouth Marjohn, who served as the main author of the paper.
Earlier, a student at the Russian State University for the Humanities stated that he had written a diploma using the ChatGPT neural network in 24 hours, and the university organized an audit of the incident. In the work of the student, 82% of originality was found; on the defense, he was able to get a “satisfactory” rating, which he was quite satisfied with.