AI Detection in Schools: Key to Keeping Students Safe
How AI is changing the world of education
Artificial intelligence (AI) has made its way into the world of education. Along with this, a new set of problems and difficulties arose for educators. The responsible use of AI can help prevent academic misconduct, preserve creativity and maintain the integrity of education. While this can be a valuable learning tool, it can also pose a risk of plagiarism and fraud. And that is why the discovery of AI in schools is necessary. This article discusses the potential dangers that AI exploitation can pose to student learning.
AI detection is essential for student safety and effective learning
AI is one of the most important pillars of ensuring and maintaining the safety of students on the Internet. For example, it can become an indispensable tool for detecting malicious threats for students. But along with the advantages of technological progress in this area, some disadvantages have also come to light. The broad technology boom in recent months has brought new ways to use these modern tools.
Plagiarism and fraud
Plagiarism and cheating are probably as old as organized education itself. But now artificial intelligence has made it easier to copy and paste content from the web without attribution. Not to mention, anyone (including students) can create completely new works with AI-powered tools in minutes. In accordance with edweek, 17% of educators surveyed said they had already caught students trying to pass off AI-written work as their own work. This can lead to an increase in academic dishonesty, which can have serious consequences for both students and schools.
Loss of creativity
The use of AI-generated content can lead to a loss of creativity in students. Students who rely too much on AI-based technologies may lose the ability to create original content that is essential to succeed in many different disciplines. Many traditional school activities are of great importance for the further development of students. For example, according to Simple K12Creative writing develops imagination, creativity, self-expression and self-confidence. Also, don’t forget about communication and persuasion skills. In addition to richly stimulating creativity, writing promotes effective communication, vocabulary expansion, storytelling abilities, and so on. Squirrel Learning (1) even writes about improving intellectual skills and highlights the importance of writing skills in developing the basic communication skills needed for life.
Another important reason to support the importance of AI discovery in schools is to maintain the integrity of education. Educators have a responsibility to ensure that students learn in a fair and honest environment. And students who cheat or plagiarize using AI-generated content not only undermine the education system as a whole, but also undermine themselves. By identifying and responding to AI-generated content, schools can make it clear that academic dishonesty is unacceptable.
AI detection for AI-generated content
Here are some of the reasons why AI detection in schools is essential to prevent plagiarism and fraud. By identifying content that is not original or was created using AI tools, artificially generated content can be identified. And since, again, schools have a responsibility to maintain the integrity of education, efforts to discover AI are already underway.
While modern technology makes it easier to cheat, it also makes it easier to check your work against academic requirements. Several school districts in the country have already announced a ban on the use of ChatGPT tools on school networks and devices. After weeks of educators worrying about AI tools fueling academic dishonesty and interfering with learning, the creators of the most famous AI tool, OpenAI’s ChatGPT, have already published an AI detection tool, AI Text Classifier (2). In addition, there are many other similar tools already published that you can find on the Internet.
Given the widespread use of AI-assisted writing tools and their current availability, schools are expected to take further action. The inability to control what students do on their personal devices is another reason why simply banning such tools from school networks may not be enough. In the future, AI detection will likely become part of classroom screen monitoring software, and as such will allow teachers to distinguish which assignments are written by AI and which are not. AI in education may not be all that bad, but teachers and other educators must surely prevail.
(1) The importance of creative writing in youth.
(2) New AI classifier to denote text written by AI