Chinese universities clamp down on AI-generated content, as record graduation season starts

More than 80 per cent of college students have used artificial intelligence tools in their assignments, according to a survey that had 7,000-plus respondents

A growing number of universities in China have issued rules on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in students’ work as the college graduation season gets into full swing.

A record 11.7 million college students are set to graduate during this period, which lasts from around late May to July.

The moves come amid institutions’ concerns over academic integrity and as a recent survey points to the widespread use of AI tools among college students.

Fuzhou University in April announced that all undergraduate theses for students graduating this year will be subject to checks for AI-generated content before the final draft and after the paper is reviewed.

The decision to roll out the trial detection system is to “further strengthen academic ethics and academic integrity education”, the university said in a statement posted on its website on Apr 28.

It added that the results of the check will be “used as a reference” when evaluating the students’ theses, and when selecting “outstanding undergraduate theses”.

That same month, Tianjin University of Science and Technology announced that undergraduate theses would be checked for AI-generated content. If the proportion exceeds 40 per cent, the student must make revisions, Chinese news site China Daily reported.

Find out more : CNA

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