If it is permitted to use generative artificial intelligence for an exam, there are several things you need to be aware of.
Remember to cite your sources
If you use information generated by ChatGPT or similar tools, always make sure to provide proper citations. If you fail to reference the service you have used, it constitutes plagiarism, and Absalon will take plagiarism action against you.
Use your critical thinking
The answers you receive through generative artificial intelligence are not necessarily always true or comprehensive. It is important that you do not use the answers uncritically and that you use other tools to verify the validity of the answers. Be mindful that:
• You do not know the source of the answer
• The service can "hallucinate"
• The service may be subject to ethical codes that omit or suppress information.
You don't know the sources of the answer
When you receive answers via ChatGPT or similar tools, you are not aware of the extent of the material the service uses as its source. Often, the answers are based on text from news media, openly accessible research, social media, discussion forums, etc.
The service can "hallucinate"
Services like ChatGPT can hallucinate. This means they can invent sources or facts that are not accurate. This is due to the way these models operate, and to put it simply, the algorithm will try to guess an answer that sounds convincing, even if it lacks enough material to actually answer the question correctly.
Many services that utilize generative artificial intelligence are subject to ethical codes that shape the answers to some extent. Therefore, there might be viewpoints in the service's source material that are suppressed or omitted in the service's responses.