Saturday, May 6, 2023

Embracing Post-Plagiarism: What It Means in the Age of ChatGPT

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has had a profound impact on education. As AI-powered tools continue to evolve, they are transforming the way we approach learning and teaching. Dr. Sarah Eaton published an insightful article titled "6 Tenets of Post-Plagiarism: Writing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" on her blog. Take a look at the post for the full explanation of each tenant. Each provides a simple, yet powerful insight. 

Two powerful tenents to keep in mind are as follows:

Hybrid Human-AI Writing Will Become Normal

We've been using predictive text, spell check, grammar check, extensions, and more for at least the past decade. Those who have the ability can also ask family, tutors, and others for feedback. AI does this on steroids and can dramatically help an author improve their writing. As Eaton says, "Trying to determine where the human ends and where the AI begins is pointless and futile." Good writing usually incorporates feedback and assistance and there is nothing wrong with that. We can invite and even relinquish control to others, but her next tenant is key. 

Humans can Relinquish Control, but not Responsibility

Humans retain control over what they write, but the best writers usually ask for input from others. These days, that may include AI. These writers understand there is always room for improvement and asking for feedback to improve writing is a strength. However, when asking for feedback, it is up to the author to be accountable for fact-checking, verification, truth-testing, and ensuring their voice comes through. Humans are also responsible for ensuring that AI tools are ethically developed and non-bias. 

Read all six tenants on the blog post and/or in the graphic below.  

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