12/14/2022 – Bloomberg
But ChatGPT represents a more significant challenge: an AI-powered chatbot from a Silicon Valley startup, funded to the tune of $1 billion from Microsoft Corp. alone. Wang said for now, ChatGPT’s answers should be easily identifiable both by teachers and Turnitin software. The service makes lots of factual errors, and its language model tends to generate linear sentences and pick broad, obvious words, instead of the occasionally narrower vocabulary that a student would select. This creates signals that could be detectable by Turnitin and other anti-plagiarism tools.
But Wang also acknowledges that AI is only going to get more sophisticated — perhaps quickly. OpenAI, for example, is currently showing partners the fourth iteration of its language model, GPT-4; ChatGPT is based on a variation of GPT-3. “It’s early days, the halcyon days of the field,” Wang said. “We’ll look back in a year or two and think about these things with wonder and recognize how primitive they were.”…Read the full article about anti-cheating education software bracing for AI chatbots here.