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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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