Artificial intelligence is becoming a crucial part of our lives, but in certain instances, it can do more harm than good in a person's life.
In this digital age, artificial intelligence has a significant hold on all of us. Software like ChatGPT makes life unhealthily easy, especially when talking about school and academics. In one such story about ChatGPT posted on Reddit (now removed), we see how a student, u/Upbeat_Cut7613 was wrongly accused of using AI to write their essays when they had not. After being accused repeatedly of a misdoing they did not commit, they finally decided to take matters into their own hands.
They begin the story by explaining how they have a teacher who constantly fails them because they suspect the student of using artificial intelligence software like ChatGPT. The student is doing a course that requires them to do a lot of written assessments. A particularly unpopular professor amongst the students would keep accusing the said student of writing their assignments using ChatGPT. Now the student kept saying they did nothing of that sort. They also suggested viable solutions and said, "I offered to use Google Docs and show the professor my revision history. I had even offered to write all of my essays at his office at a time convenient to him, but this all fell on deaf ears."
And then the worst thing happened. They got suspended for a semester and had to repeat this professor's class. To seek help, the student reached out to the dean to be placed in another professor's class. However, their request was denied with a threat from the dean, who said that the student would be expelled for scapegoating and pulling the professor. So the student did what any smart person would do. They waited for their turn. Soon enough, they were in that spiteful professor's class again and had to submit their first essay. And guess how they did it? They used artificial intelligence!! ChatGPT, to be precise. Not only this, they used the same trick for the rest of the year.
The student would write the 1000-word essays on their own, and then put in a prompt in ChatGPT that said: "Hi ChatGPT, Can you please write this 1000-word essay using the grammar and vocabulary of a high school freshman: '(Insert My Essay Here)'? Please include all points and paragraphs." They'd then proceed to proofread and edit their essay before clicking hit and sending in their "assignment." And guess what? The professor didn't suspect it at all, which goes to show that the professor based their accusations not on data or facts - but merely their intuition which isn't a good quality in a teacher. The student ends their post saying, "I'd then proofread and edit the essay. I've now passed his class, out of spite, deception, and by doing the very thing he'd asked me not to do."
The comment section was filled with wonderful stories talking about teachers and AI. u/Agreeable-Olive-7882 said, "This reminds me of the person who was accused of using chatGPT because their email 'lacked warmth' but it was just because the said person was autistic." u/Butthurt2proud said, "I hate that your Dean didn't support you, that's their job to give oversight to teachers who are not doing their jobs. Glad you passed and got revenge." u/genuinefaker asked, "Were your parents not informed at all? I am having a hard time understanding that your parents did nothing with the one-semester suspension."