A professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce failed half the class after correcting their papers using ChatGPT.
One of the most controversial issues surrounding ChatGPT-4the latest version of the well-known OpenAI chatbot, is the use of this Artificial Intelligence in educationsince, despite being a technology that both teachers and students can take advantage of for their own benefit, some schools and universities in the US are incorporating it into their workflow and others have banned its use.
Without a doubt, the most striking case of the use of ChatGPT in education occurred recently at a Texas university, where a professor used ChatGPT to check if his students had used AI to do a job and the result was that half of the class failed said task.
A teacher used ChatGPT to correct a paper and only half of the class passed
As confirmed by Rolling Stonea professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce failed more than half the class after ChatGPT mistakenly told him that the works of said students had been written using said chatbot.
This is so because ChatGPT, which can be use both from mobile and from PCwas not designed to identify content created by Artificial Intelligence, not even his own. In this sense, you should know that there are other programs that yes they have been created to perform this task like Winston AI and Content at Scale.
As a result of this correction using ChatGPT, Dr. Jared Mumm, who teaches agricultural science and natural resources, sent an email to most of his seniors stating that they could not graduate because they had used ChatGPT to carry out the last projects of the degree.
This email was posted on Reddit by user DearKickwho later claimed that many of Dr. Mumm’s students had sent the teacher their time-stamped Google Docs to prove they had not used ChatGPT to do their work.
Finally, the University of Texas issued a statement in which it reported that “no student failed the class or was prevented from graduating for this reason. Dr. Jared Mumm, the class teacher, is working individually with students regarding his latest writing assignments.”