Students on notice after launch of AI detection software

Australia’s universities will gain access to new technology designed to crack down on cheats using ChatGPT, but some top institutions are shunning the software as teachers look to redesign tests to combat the rise of artificial intelligence, writes Lucy Carroll and Adam Carey for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Most universities nationwide on Wednesday 5 April had the option of using popular anti-plagiarism software service Turnitin to detect whether a student had used a chatbot to help write an essay or complete an assessment.

But some of the country’s biggest institutions including the University of Sydney, Monash University and Deakin University have said they will not use the software – at least initially – and are instead ramping up other detection methods to catch students using ChatGPT to write papers. Academic integrity expert at the University of New South Wales, Cath Ellis, said there is a “real fear” the detection tool could lead universities to falsely accusing students of using ChatGPT to do their work.
Full report on The Sydney Morning Herald site