ChatGPT is gaining popularity around the world
Universities in Japan are taking action against student use of the ChatGPT chatbot, which is increasingly being used for essays and other work.
Students are warned about the danger of information leakage, and experts say that teachers should also take appropriate measures.
The use of text, calculation results generated by ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence chatbots is not allowed in any assignments such as abstracts, reports, essays and theses without the permission of the teachers. If the use is confirmed by means of detection, etc., strict action will be taken.
Universities across Japan restrict the use of ChatGPT
The University of Tokyo has posted a paper on its internal website called “On Generative AI”, which also mentions other AI systems. The document states that “reports must be created by the students themselves and cannot be created solely with the help of AI.”
Kyoto University President Nagahiro Minato said that documents created by artificial intelligence have many problems and shortcomings.
Tohoku University called on teachers to rethink how assignments are given and how exams are administered.
ChatGPT was released for free last November by American startup Open AI and is already being used by over 100 million people around the world.