Beijing, Feb. 19 (Prensa Latina) The University of Hong Kong has banned students’ use of ChatGPT and any other artificial intelligence (AI)-based tool while complying with its regulations on the matter, the Chinese press reported today.
According to the CGTN channel, the center’s management has indicated in a notice that the measure is temporary and prohibits the use of these technologies to carry out assignments, projects and other activities assigned during this school year.
If a student wants to use them, he must ask the tutor for permission, otherwise he would be accused of plagiarism and the teacher would give him additional tests to check his mastery of the knowledge.
The university is the first in Hong Kong to make such a decision and clarified that it will take time to draft the long-term regulations for ChatGPT, created by American firm OpenAI.
ChatGPT is basically a virtual robot but with a lot more potential to perform tasks and interact with humans.
OpenAI launched it last November, assuring that it is capable of coming closest to a human conversation, generating texts in different styles, translating into different languages, answering questions and providing simple answers to the user up to towards generating long to deliver texts and poetic.
They can also help with tasks like writing, research, and customer service.
In mainland China, several tech giants are working to develop their own versions of ChatGPT, adding to the global frenzy that this AI-powered instant messaging tool has uncovered.
But at the same time, many of the Asian giant’s social science journals and university publications warned that they will reject the work of researchers using this system to adapt them.
There are also a growing number of educational institutions around the world that are banning students from relying on ChatGPT, and a growing number of politicians are concerned about the impact on the quality of academic instruction and the national security of countries.