Cheating Scandal: Stanford Survey Reveals Students Used ChatGPT on Finals

The rise of AI in academic circles has alarmed teachers who now have to figure out how to counter a new-age method of cheating.

And for students, finding the fine line between using AI to bolster their skills while not getting caught in the new “hiding notes on water bottles.”

Some professors have worked to overhaul their courses to combat the rise of AI, like ChatGPT, but students are already ahead of the game.

A new survey from The Daily reveals that a large number of students at Stanford have already used AI on their finals.

The poll surveyed 4,497 students, and around 17% admitted to using ChatGPT to assist with their fall quarter assignments and exams.

Of that 17%, most say they only used AI for brainstorming and outlining. Only 5% say they submitted written material directly from #ChatGPT with “little to no edits.” Another informal poll by The Daily showed that most students believe using ChatGPT should be considered a violation of the Honor Code. Still, the difference in details on how they view violations makes it clear that it’s a complex issue.

Universities and grade schools will have to develop new technology to catch AI-assisted content and revamp their Honor Code – and the landscape is changing rapidly.


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