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Texas colleges forced to embrace ChatGPT while addressing plagiarism concerns

The University of Texas, University of Houston and Austin Community College are finding ways to integrate the app into coursework instead of banning it.

Daranesha Herron (KVUE)

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Published: 8:09 PM CDT April 25, 2023
Updated: 10:22 AM CDT April 26, 2023

Some Texas universities and colleges are adjusting coursework and policies to embrace the growing popularity of ChatGPT amid plagiarism concerns.

This new wave of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) can be academia's best friend or worst enemy. There are a lot of options, but ChatGPT is now the fastest growing app of all time and it's easy to use.

Ask it almost anything and you will get what seems like a well-thought-out answer. The chatbot can have a conversation, create art or even write an essay.

ChatGPT became available to the public in November 2022, but it's already taking the world by storm. No matter how old you are, the intelligence of cutting-edge technology is shocking. 

"I'm 40," Chase Thayer said. "It is this most amazing tool."

"I think it's, like, crazy," University of Texas sophomore Jordan Tunnell said.

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