Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools have increased in availability, accuracy, and popularity in a short amount of time. This has raised concerns among educational institutions and instructors about the authenticity of student work and how the use of these AI tools affects the work students do in their courses and the credentials they earn because of that work. As a result of AI authoring tools, AI detection tools (AI-giarism detection) have also been developed.
Responding to Artificial Intelligence Writing Tools
What is ChatGPT and What Can It Be Used For?
The James P. Jimirro Professor of Media Effects and Director of the Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence at Penn State, S. Shyam Sundar, and Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology Director at the University's Human Language Technologies Lab, Shomir Wilson, explain what ChatGPT is and what it can be used for. In the Penn State News article, "What is ChatGPT and what can it be used for?", both Penn State artificial intelligence experts offer their perspectives on the most frequently asked questions on AI and ChatGPT .
AI Impact on Higher Education
Will Artificial Intelligence Kill College Writing?
Online programs can churn out decent papers on the cheap. What now?
In October 2022, the Working Group of Penn State Online Coordinating Council was charged to investigate issues related to Artificial Intelligence and Academic Integrity (AI²).
The AI Writing Work Group delivers recommendations for Academic Integrity definitions, policies and procedures; guidance for the design of assignments and assessments; and faculty development resources.
(The Penn State Behrend's Center for eLearning Initiatives prompted ChatGPT to write a blog post about concerns related to artificial intelligence in education. The generated response by ChatGPT to this prompt can be found on their website, AI and ChatGPT in Higher Education.)