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How should a faculty deal with the problem of Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated texts?

One general approach is to make sure the assignment is not bullshitable. ChatGPT generates bullshit, i.e. text that attempts to resemble genuine responses to the prompt, but does not attempt to ...
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Is it OK to generate parts of a research paper using a large language model such as ChatGPT?

There are some aspects of academic writing that you need to consider if you want to use AI-generated text passages. I'll address four of them in my answer: Licensing, Plagiarism, Argumentation, ...
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Is it acceptable to use Mathematica to derive results in your research?

Is it okay to use Mathematica to solve the integration and use the result in my research? Of course it is. It might be useful, though, to make the Mathematica code employed for the calculations ...
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Is it OK to generate parts of a research paper using a large language model such as ChatGPT?

No, it is not acceptable to use a language model such as ChatGPT to generate parts of a research paper. Research papers are expected to be the original work of the author(s), and using a language ...
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Is it acceptable to use personal equipment for research?

Another PhD student in my floor asked how to fix a slow system. Here is my supervisor's reply: If you need to have a fast desktop, the best is to convince your boss to spend 3 days of your salary ...
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Is it acceptable to use Mathematica to derive results in your research?

I take this question as not specific to Mathematica, but equally relevant to any other computer algebra system. You have an integral or an equation that you cannot solve. You have a piece of ...
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Is it OK to use GPT-3+ to rewrite your own paper to have better English?

Edit: the question after the edit is so different from the original version that I wrote a completely new answer. My original answer is preserved at the bottom of the post. 1. New answer (added ...
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What tried and tested possibilities are there to create a poster without using LaTeX?

In the past, I've found MS Powerpoint to be a very acceptable way to make nice posters since it supports large paper formats and scaling images well. If you need equations, you can make those in a ...
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Co-author uses ChatGPT for academic writing - is it ethical?

You're right to be angry at this. It is unethical and many journals expressly forbid use of ChatGPT during the preparation of manuscripts (Science and all Springer journals). I might be reading too ...
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What tried and tested possibilities are there to create a poster without using LaTeX?

My recommended tool for this is Inkscape. It uses vectorized shapes and is pretty intuitive to work with.
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How should a faculty deal with the problem of Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated texts?

You ask the writer about the text Frame change. You are not worried about computers writing papers. You are worried about people falsely claiming to be writing papers. If a human writes a paper for ...
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What tools do you use in academia to jointly review a thesis?

This is a good question and I don't want to discourage you, but let me explain what you will likely find most of the time. They each already have a preferred way of giving you their feedback and some ...
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Should I preemptively confess after submitting work that was partially generated by ChatGPT?

Paraphrasing doesn't absolve you from plagiarism. You can plagiarize using none of the original words. Even if you had re written "in your own words" you would still be plagiarizing. If you ...
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Is it OK to use GPT-3+ to rewrite your own paper to have better English?

Ignoring the question of how good of a job GPT-3 did here… I think a bit of a frame challenge is necessary here. If GPT-3 or some other language model was capable of preserving meaning exactly (not ...
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Is it OK to generate parts of a research paper using a large language model such as ChatGPT?

I think, right now, it remains fairly dangerous to do so, at least without extensive oversight. I'd apply similar logic to other software tools that have been around much longer, like grammar or ...
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What tried and tested possibilities are there to create a poster without using LaTeX?

Modern HTML + custom CSS works very well, assuming sufficient web-development experience or a good template. Done well, it has significant advantages over the usual "fixed layout" of LaTeX, ...
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Co-author uses ChatGPT for academic writing - is it ethical?

I'm not sure using ChatGPT to write papers is necessarily unethical (assuming proper citation). I wouldn't recommend it and many journals have explicitly banned it from the author list - though this ...
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How do non-LaTeX users handle citations?

It isn't exactly hard to do references by hand, in any word processing system, just boring and a bit fiddly at times. However, given the number of questions here on references it isn't like the ...
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Will it be a risk for my future research career in machine learning if I avoid learning and using Python?

It is not a career problem to have a preference or dislike for a language. It is a problem if you cannot work with it if it is required. You are not working in isolation. Even as an academic ...
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Which tools should be used to produce charts in computer science research papers?

To add to other answers that will probably suggest some nice, specific software: Use whatever you are comfortable with. I personally don't think this figure 8 is that special, and I don't even think ...
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What are the uses of an iPad for an academic staff?

I don't think that an iPad does anything magically different for academic personell than for anybody else. Some of my colleagues review papers on them, some use them as a very small laptop while ...
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How do non-LaTeX users handle citations?

When working with non-LaTeX users, I've seen people use many different workflows for citation management. The answer mainly depends upon what workflow and software people use. Here's some things I saw:...
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How should a faculty deal with the problem of Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated texts?

An interesting idea on this topic comes from Ben Thompson at Stratechery: instead of banning the use of AIs, require it - the students' job is not to produce an essay, instead they have to check and ...
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Is it OK to generate parts of a research paper using a large language model such as ChatGPT?

#GivingCreditstoChatGPT is an act of supporting plagiarism! I am not familiar with legal/copyright issues, so I will not address them here. Inspite of its capability to generate well-structured "...
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Should I preemptively confess after submitting work that was partially generated by ChatGPT?

Although you seem to have shown some remorse for your actions, simply owning up to a dishonest act doesn't really give you the right to request how your assignment should be marked. Admitting fault to ...
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Is it acceptable to use personal equipment for research?

They really ought to provide adequate hardware, but realistically it may not happen. I have no problem with using my own computers for academic purposes (and had no problem during my PhD). However I ...
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How to effectively write a paper of N>2 co-authors?

Git! Or more generally, version control systems, if your co-authors are technically inclined enough to know/learn how to use one. If not, probably... write the text in google docs first and designate ...
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Is it OK to use GPT-3+ to rewrite your own paper to have better English?

I would treat this approximately as I would treat proofreading by a human. If it results in substantial changes to the presentation, it should be mentioned in the acknowledgments ("Our thanks go ...
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What tried and tested possibilities are there to create a poster without using LaTeX?

I often use Adobe InDesign. InDesign isn't an introductory program, but I don't find it to be hard to use to do simple things like arrange text and color boxes. Universities often have copies ...
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How should a faculty deal with the problem of Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated texts?

I want to raise three points to guide the discussion, but they're too long for a comment, so an answer it is: We should assume NLP models will continue becoming 1. better and 2. widespread. ...
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