Chat AI

What is AI Chat (ChatGPT)

AI chat, also known as chatbot technology, uses artificial intelligence to simulate conversation with human users. The conversation can take place through text, voice, or a combination of both. The goal of AI chat is to provide helpful or automated responses to users' queries and requests, similar to how a customer service representative would assist a customer. (written by ChatGPT)

One of the best ways to combat tools like AI chat is "personalized authentic assessments", and integrating assignments into the entire course.  

How to (Potentially) Detect AI Chat

GPT-2 Output Detector Demo (https://huggingface.co/openai-detector)

GPTZero (http://gptzero.me/)

Turnitin 
AI writing detection preview will be available across many of our products including Turnitin Feedback Studio (TFS), TFS with Originality, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, Simcheck, Originality Check, and Originality Check+, free until December 2023.   What is the AI detector looking for?

Packback (https://www.packback.co/labs/)

Of course, there are also tools out there to help hide detection.

Undetectable (https://undetectable.ai/?via=t9v9g)

Syllabus sample text

This is text that the FRC has found that might be a helpful place to start.  Feel free to use or not use and edit as you see fit.  This is a work in progress so feel free to send suggestions or your own samples to frc-group@pipeline.sbcc.edu

"If we haven’t disclosed to students that we’re going to be using detection tools, then we’re also culpable of deception."

AI chat or ChatGPT

AI text tools like ChatGPT can be used to generate text if given a prompt.  In general, these tools are not allowed to be used for assignments in this class.   That being said, we will have an assignment where we use these tools to generate ideas as a starting point.  The same company that created ChatGPT also has a tool that can detect content written using it.  I will be using this tool if I suspect you are using ChatGPT on an assignment where you should not be using it.   I am also happy to continue having conversations around the use of this new tool.

A Special Note About the Use of Artificial Intelligence for Coursework

Originality is the cornerstone to all academic endeavors. We stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us to teach and learn, research and analyze to produce newly insightful work. The expectation of this course and its instructor is that all work produced for a grade will be the sole product of a student’s endeavors to meet those academic goals.

Students are encouraged to use artificial intelligence among many other (re)search resources if a student finds the resources a useful tool. Students must not substitute the substance of their work with the results of such (re)search tools, however, as that act would contravene the rules academic integrity and their underlying academic values.

For undergraduates, please note that exams will ask you to synthesize readings, lectures and class discussion. The assignment is intentionally designed to stimulate critical thinking and individual innovation. For graduate students, please take careful note of the instructions above that the report must be written from the perspective of the particularized learning within this course. Again, this assignment is designed to hone your academic abilities to interpret book-length materials in the context of particularized queries, thought and research.

Permission Restricted

Developing your individual voice and identity as a writer is central to this course. I value your ideas. As a result, using AI programs, like ChatGPT, to generate content for assignments is harmful to your progress and undercuts the course goals. Additionally, AI can produce content that is biased, inaccurate, and/or incomplete. Learning how to ethically incorporate and cite sources is an important part of this course. Presenting AI-generated content as your own is considered plagiarism. Please note that I will be using AI detection tools when assessing your work. 

Permission Allowed

Developing your individual voice and identity as a writer is central to this course. I value your ideas. As a result, using AI programs, like ChatGPT, to generate content for assignments is harmful to your progress and undercuts the course goals. Additionally, AI can produce content that is biased, inaccurate, and/or incomplete. That said, on occasion, you will be invited to use AI programs for class with the larger goal of understanding their functions and limitations. Learning how to ethically incorporate and cite sources is an important part of this course. Presenting AI-generated content as your own without proper citation or attribution is considered plagiarism. Please note that I will be using AI detection tools when assessing your work.

Longer sample AI policy

Additional Syllabi Policies for AI Generative Tools

AI and Plagiarism

According to ChatGPTs own Sharing policy:  "People should not represent API-generated content as being wholly generated by a human or wholly generated by an AI, and it is a human who must take ultimate responsibility for the content being published."
 
So if a student (or anybody) is saying the work turned in is their own work, and was even partially generated by AI, that is a false statement.  Most SBCC faculty require any assignments turned in be entirely created by the student.  
 
Ultimately, its up to the faculty to decide how much they want to allow students to use AI tools in their courses.