Students Turn in 22 Million AI-Generated Papers

Artificial intelligence programs like Chatgpt are contributing to the educational downfall of the United States and many other nations by making it easier for students to cheat.

According to Turnitin, an online plagiarism spotting service that recently launched an AI detection tool, over 22 million high school and college student papers were at least 20 percent AI-generated last year. That is 11 percent of the 200 million papers Turnitin examined in 2023.

If this Turnitin sample is representative, 1 in 10 students around the world are using chatbots and other AI tools to complete their homework. This is why Dr. Alex Lawrence, an Internet marketing professor at the University of Utah, has dubbed Chatgpt the greatest cheating tool ever invented.

Academic dishonesty: Academic progress stalled during the covid-19 pandemic as school closures deprived students of the resources they needed to learn. American educators are debating the best ways to make up for lost time. But the launch of Chatgpt and other AI tools could scuttle these efforts unless educators are vigilant against plagiarism.

Students who intend to cheat no longer have to pay a classmate or online ghost-writing service. Instead, they can use AI chat boxes.

Moral decline: In his magnum opus, Mystery of the Ages, the late Herbert W. Armstrong warned his readers: “Education has become a combination of the agnosticism of evolution, the politics and economics of Karl Marx, and the morals and social patterns of Sigmund Freud. Higher education remains in utter ignorance of the mystery of mankind and of human civilization.”

Education has turned its back on biblical morals and no longer values truth. Instead, students are taught to reject and manipulate truth. So it should be no surprise that many of them are using the technological advances to lie, steal and cheat rather than to contribute to society.

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