Schoolchildren and students spend their entire lives trying to cut back on their work so they can get more rest. Homework books, typewriters, and lots and lots of other things that were around when we were in school. Now they’re getting help from AI neural networks.
A professor of philosophy at Furman University, Darren Hick, published a long post in which he said that one student did not write the paper herself, but that the ChatGPT neural network did it for her.
Fortunately, the team produced not only a neural network, but a text-checking tool, which the professor used. The girl wrote an essay on the horror paradox by philosopher David Hume, but the neural network made too many mistakes, which aroused Hick’s suspicions. ChatGPT also has a lot of citation problems, which is important in scientific texts.
While AI can be defined, the professor identified one big problem: the neural network learns. And in the future, she might be able to write a great essay on Hume. And for small school-level essays, ChatGPT is a game-changer the tool can write a great essay on Moby Dick.
Fortunately, most of the professors at my university knew all the abbreviations of the philosophy answers, so it was easy to spot those who had not read the whole text. They’re adapting to ChatGPT, too.