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Questions on the use, implications, ethics, legality, etc. of generative AI (such as ChatGPT) in academia. Do NOT use for questions about researching, understanding, or operating generative AI.

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Social Interactive Robots for elderly people [closed]

What are your views on robot companions taking care of elderly people? I have read about the technology where social interactive robots remind the elderly people for medicine intake, daily walks and ...
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Handling cases of "potential" ChatGPT-generated reviews in non-anonymous program committees (as a PC member)

I am currently serving on the program committee (PC) of a top-tier venue in computer science. Every paper is reviewed by 3-4 PC members; then, the authors can then see the reviews and respond with a &...
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What is the goal of this AI generated research solicitation?

As a research mathematician, I occasionally get unsolicited emails from local high school students asking if there are opportunities to work on a research project with me. I haven't ever decided to ...
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Academic Integrity accusation of generating a personal reflection with AI

Academic Integrity emailed that my submission from the last semester was more than 40% generated by artificial intelligence. They noted there are no grammatical errors in my submission and the writing ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

A friend of mine teaches German at a university outside the EU and has observed a rise of the quality of essays written by students, comparing the same years of study: first-year students now compared ...
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Can version control protect students against allegations of ChatGPT use?

There is a Guardian article about the dilemma when there has been possible use on generative AI to create student essays. It presents it as a hard problem for students to prove they really authored a ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

I am a graduate student in math. I am coming up on the end of my masters, and multiple classes require LaTeX submissions. These classes are all very difficult by default, and spending multiple hours ...
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Is Failure to Cite OpenAI in an AI/LLM Research Paper a Valid Reason for Rejection?

As a reviewer, I'm currently evaluating a research paper in the AI/Large Language Models (LLM) field. The paper itself is quite comprehensive and meets most of the standard criteria in terms of ...
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Is Utilizing AI Tools for Conducting Literature Reviews in Academic Research Advisable?

Recently, I've come across various AI tools that claim to assist in conducting literature reviews by quickly summarizing research papers, identifying key themes, and even suggesting relevant ...
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Evaluating the Sensitivity and Specificity of Various AI Detection Tools in Academic Settings [closed]

I'm researching the effectiveness of AI detection tools in identifying AI-generated text, especially in the context of academic integrity. Specifically, I'm interested in understanding the sensitivity ...
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How can we identify and filter AI-generated statements of purpose (SoP) and recommendation letters?

How can we effectively identify and filter out statement of purpose (SoP) and recommendation letters that are generated by AI tools? The authenticity of these documents is crucial for our admission ...
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Is it okay to use ChatGPT for generating letters of recommendation?

Someone I know will be applying to universities in the US for their PhD. To that end, he sought LORs from his undergrad instructors. However, they told him to write those himself, and to send those to ...
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What should I do if I suspect one of the journal reviews I got is AI-generated?

I’ve submitted a paper to a reputable journal and received two reviews asking for a revision. One of the reviews is on-topic and helpful. The other, however, I suspect was generated by an AI based on ...
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How to detect use of multiple AI-based tools by student?

It blew my mind when I found students can use multiple AI tools to overcome the possibility of detecting the use of AI to answer assignments and test questions. I was on a family visit and sitting ...
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ChatGPT-alike for local abundant PDFs

I have a lot of PDF files collected using such tools as Mendeley or Zotero (thousands of files). I want to use ChatGPT-like to ask questions based on these PDF files (for example: "What is the ...
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Is it unethical to use ChatGPT to create abstracts?

I am interested in knowing whether it is ethical to use ChatGPT to write the abstract for a schoolwork/paper I wrote. The paper itself is my original work. Is it OK to use ChatGPT to help with an ...
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Using ChatGPT to format references in manuscript being submitted to peer-reviewed journal

I have a list of references in a pre-print article that I'm getting ready to submit to a peer-reviewed journal. I will need to change the format of the references according to the journal that I ...
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Which software can check on false references and incorrect citation on student papers?

I'm a TA at a medium-sized university in Asia, and as part of my routine, I randomly review student papers before using Turnitin for plagiarism checks. During these reviews, I've come across numerous ...
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Is it ethical / legal to publish results obtained by AI if it was trained with only own results?

I understand that using AI results and publish them as your own violates academic ethics, if it is legal at all. I also understand that AI in its current state is probably far from finding new ...
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How to handle reviewing a paper which I suspect has been generated by AI?

I am reviewing a paper from a fairly famous journal in computer science. I am mostly sure that the paper was generated by AI. The paper has many problems and deserves to be rejected on the merits. But ...
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Co-author uses ChatGPT for academic writing - is it ethical?

I am writing a paper with a co-author. I spent a considerable amount of time (several months) writing a first draft of the paper. I then sent it to co-author asking them to revise the draft and add ...
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Interpretation and compliance with IEEE guidelines regarding the use of AI-generated text in research papers

I am in the process of submitting a research paper to an IEEE journal. While going through the submission guidelines, I came across the following instruction: The use of artificial intelligence (AI)–...
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I plagiarised using chatGPT in my thesis, I assume I will be caught and maybe expelled. How do I create a more lenient punishment? [closed]

Of course, the no-brainer is using chatGPT. I have done something atrocious and unjustified. I realize that I have made a massive mistake after handing in my own assignment. I wrote a thesis with one ...
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Using ChatGPT to paraphrase cited texts and personal texts for assignments

I study ATHE Level-4 Diploma in Computing, regulated by UK based Ofqual. Since March 2023, quillbot(a type of paraphrasing tool) kind of works slow on both my home network and college network. The two ...
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Should I preemptively confess after submitting work that was partially generated by ChatGPT?

A month ago I submitted a piece of coursework which still hasn't been marked. When I wrote it for some sections, I made notes with ChatGPT, which I was supposed to rewrite in my own words, but I ...
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How to cite AI generated images in a presentation?

I’m making a presentation, and wanted to use some images from an AI tool as sort of stock imagery. How would I properly cite them? I’m making them myself using Midjourney, but could find no guidance ...
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Why Do Researchers Paraphrase Instead of Quoting, considering the pervasive usage of language models?

In open-source software development communities, if someone has already implemented a module well enough, we re-use it over and over again, in different projects. If there is any room for improvement, ...
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The challenge large language models (LLMs) pose to programming-based homework

I teach courses in which, as homework, students implement data analysis algorithms from scratch, apply them to real and simulated data, and then reflect on the results. As a student in such courses, I ...
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Giving instructions on how to use ChatGPT in academic homework

I am currently noticing that students are submitting essays where they have used ChatGPT to produce the text of their essay assignments. On some occasions, they have used it to correct the writing of ...
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I used ChatGPT to polish my essay, what are the consequences?

I used ChatGPT to polish my essay, now I’m freaking out. As above, in Feb I had to write a reflective piece about 1000 words for university. The essay was based on my real experiences and reflection. ...
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Can I improve a paper peer-review using ChatGPT?

Can I improve a paper peer-review using ChatGPT? The goal is not to generate content. This is to improve my review of a conference paper in terms of harmful content moderation (things that authors ...
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Do I have to mention that I used ChatGPT to polish my paper? [duplicate]

Just finished my paper writing for my PhD. My supervisor is not happy with my academic writing and suggested using ChatGPT to polish my writing. Does that go against any writing ethics and may result ...
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How to write research proposals for several PhD applications?

PhD hunting is not an easy task. I have to search a Phd position on several PhD portals and social media groups. For each application, they ask to write some sort of research proposal, motivation ...
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Should Chatgpt be used in a software development? [closed]

I have been in the software development industry for 12 years. I have used ChatGpt for a while, and I am persuaded that using the AI to write code does not seem right... (especially for new developers)...
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Are there examples of journals with an explicit policy on GPT-3 and equivalent language models?

In the question Is it OK to use GPT-3+ to rewrite your own paper to have better English? @gerrit mentions that: Check the rules of the journal. Chances are they allow automated spelling, grammar, and ...
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Is it OK to use GPT-3+ to rewrite your own paper to have better English?

As an example, someone who's not a native speaker of English might come up with the following paragraph (generated using a second-class translation service): Basic principle of gamification is ...
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How should a faculty deal with the problem of Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated texts?

For many years one of the main problems for academic essays and BA/MA/PhD theses was plagiarism. However with the recent advent of artificial intelligence (AI) that can write high quality texts (e.g. ...
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Is it OK to generate parts of a research paper using a large language model such as ChatGPT?

Large language models (LLMs) are complex neural networks that can capture and represent world knowledge present in the human-generated text as their weights. LLMs are trained on a large collection of ...
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