(24 Feb 2023) Universities in Asia are on the alert over new generative artificial intelligence writing tools such as ChatGPT and other AI-assisted tools that can help students write text or code. Some universities moved early to ban their use while others have been more cautious.
Some institutions, such as the University of Hong Kong, have outlawed ChatGPT as a temporary measure until proper policies for their use can be worked out.
Other universities and colleges simply issued warnings, often likening the use of ChatGPT to plagiarism, while many have adopted a wait-and-see attitude. So far, few education authorities have issued specific guidelines.
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