ChatGPT, an AI powered chatbot is now making headlines all over the world. Starting from India itself where several colleges in Bengaluru have put a complete ban on it including Bengaluru’s famous RV University.
ChatGPT was created by Open AI, which is an artificial intelligence research laboratory backed by Elon Musk. However, the drama climbs an even bigger climax since, Musk himself commented “Concerning.” Responding to a retweet showing ChatGPT’s reply to a hypothetical question involving racial slurs.
Across the world institutions like the New York Department of Education, Seattle Public School, a premier French university, and Science Po University have moved in the same steps of the RV University banning the use of ChatGPT.
ChatGPT delays have been observed by some netizens who were notified that due to “high demand” servers were running at a slower rate.
While, a student in the prominent Uppsala University was caught cheating with the help of ChatGPT and its humanly desirable and equivalent answers.
Faculty at various colleges in India have discussed and complained how students have begun to grow dependence on ChatGPT. Since it not only erases the need of the paraphrasing but eliminates the complete process of independent work. Thus, allowing for a shortcut diminishing the incentive of students to contribute and showcase their learning and work.
Many students from prominent Indian universities have also stated, of ChatGPT being a fluent topic of concern amongst their faculty in classroom discussions. While some students have even shared that their respective universities are in due process to consider the same steps of a complete ban. As well as re-submission like the RV University policy on the AI chatbot.
ChatGPT produced a response on the matter when asked, “Is it possible that Indian universities may ban ChatGPT?”.
Thus, the ChatGPT generated response read:
“It is difficult to predict whether or not Indian universities will ban ChatGPT or any other AI language model, as it would depend on a variety of factors, such as the specific use case, ethical and legal considerations, and the prevailing views on the benefits and risks of such technologies. However, it is worth noting that there have been debates and discussions around the ethical implications of using AI language models for various applications, and some organizations have taken measures to regulate or limit their use. Ultimately, whether or not Indian universities choose to ban ChatGPT or any other AI language model would be up to them, based on their own unique circumstances and considerations.”