How to persuade students not to use ChatGPT for essays | by Alejandro Lopez Lira | Feb, 2024

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● ChatGPT can randomly plagiarize pieces of text it was trained on, leading to potential academic problems for students
● The use of technology in academic writing should not be restricted, but students should be taught how to use it effectively
● Plagiarism detectors are more effective than AI detectors, and can detect even non-common sequences of words
● ChatGPT, as a large language model, is trained to predict the most likely next word given a sequence of text, leading to inadvertent plagiarism in its output
● Plagiarism detectors can identify exact phrases from existing texts, and copying from ChatGPT could lead to severe academic consequences

Author: Alejandro Lopez Lira
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