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French University Sciences Po bans ChatGPT amid plagiarism concerns

French University Sciences Po bans ChatGPT amid plagiarism concerns
Recently, the AI-based text generator ChtaGPT has passed some of the toughest exams in the U.S.


OpenAI-owned ChatGPT has been in the limelight since its launch in November last year, and the artificial intelligence-based chatbot is yet again in the news. This time because it got banned from one of the top universities in France – Sciences Po – over plagiarism concerns.


According to a Reuters report, the French University on Friday sent out an email to all its students and faculties intimating about the ban on ChatGPT and all other AI-based tools. Punishment for the usage of AI-based software could result in exclusion from the institution, or even from French higher education as a whole, the media agency reported.


Without transparent referencing, students at the university are “forbidden” to use the software for any sort of work or presentation, except for specific courses, Reuters reported citing Science Po. ChatGPT ” is raising important questions for educators and researchers all around the world, with regards to fraud in general, and particularly plagiarism.”


Short for Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer, ChatGPT is a popular AI text generator and has been a center of attention for many due to its human-like response. As per its website, the “conversational” AI app answers “followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.”


Recently, the AI-based text generator has passed some of the toughest exams in the U.S., including the United States Medical Licensing Exam and an MBA core course – Operations Management offered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. The Microsoft-backed startup is also planning to soon launch ChatGPT Pro, a subscription-based version of the software that would offer improved response times and some exclusive features.


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