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Kaimahi: Wintec Research kete o te wānanga: AI & Research

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AI and Academic Integrity: Pūrongo / Journal Articles

Pūrongo / Journal Articles

ChatGPT-4 Unlocks Research Genius: The Tricks You Need to See!

Note. From "ChatGPT-4 unlocks research genius: The tricks you need to see!" [video], by Andy Stapleton, 2023, March 30. YouTube. ( Copyright 2023 by Andy Stapleton.

Disclaimer this LibGuide was written by ChatGPT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a powerful technology that is increasingly being used in various fields, from healthcare to finance, from education to entertainment. As a student, you may be learning about AI and its applications, or even working on AI-related projects. It is important to use AI ethically and responsibly to ensure that it benefits society as a whole. Here is a guide on how to use AI ethically as a student:


Understand the ethical considerations of AI: Before working with AI, it is essential to understand the ethical considerations of AI, such as fairness, accountability, transparency, privacy, and safety. You can study these concepts and how they relate to AI through online courses, books, or by consulting with experts.

2. Use unbiased data: AI systems are only as good as the data they are trained on. If the data used to train an AI system is biased, the system will produce biased results. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the data used is representative and unbiased. This can be achieved by carefully selecting the data, using diverse data sources, and regularly checking the data for bias.
3. Be transparent: AI systems can be complex and difficult to understand. Therefore, it is important to be transparent about how the system works and how the results are produced. This can be achieved by documenting the system, providing explanations of the results, and making the system open-source.

Respect privacy: AI systems often involve the collection and processing of personal data. It is important to respect the privacy of individuals by collecting only the necessary data, protecting the data from unauthorized access, and obtaining consent from individuals for the use of their data.

5. Consider the impact on society: AI can have a significant impact on society, both positive and negative. As a student, it is important to consider the impact of the AI system you are working on and to ensure that it benefits society as a whole. This can be achieved by conducting a social impact assessment, involving stakeholders in the development process, and addressing any negative consequences.
6. Be accountable: As an AI practitioner, you have a responsibility to ensure that the AI system you are working on is ethical and responsible. This can be achieved by establishing clear accountability structures, conducting regular audits of the system, and ensuring that the system is compliant with relevant laws and regulations.

In conclusion, AI has the potential to transform society and benefit humanity in countless ways. However, it is important to use AI ethically and responsibly to ensure that it is used for the greater good. As a student, you have a responsibility to uphold ethical standards in your AI work and to contribute to a better future for all.

An alternative to Chat GPT that is updated later than 2021 - Also slightly different type of AI but try Bing

How can an ākonga use an AI ethically in their studies?

There are various ways that a student can use AI ethically in their studies. Here are some examples:

1. Natural Language Processing (NLP): NLP is a subfield of AI that focuses on the interaction between computers and human language. Students can use NLP tools to analyze texts, extract information, and summarize content. This can be useful for conducting literature reviews, extracting key points from readings, and summarizing research articles.
2. Personalized learning: AI can be used to personalize the learning experience for individual students by analyzing their learning patterns, preferences, and performance. This can help students to identify areas where they need improvement, access customized learning resources, and receive personalized feedback.
3. Automated grading: AI can be used to grade student assignments, such as essays, reports, and exams. This can save time for teachers and provide students with instant feedback on their work. However, it is important to ensure that the grading algorithms are fair and unbiased.
4. Recommender systems: AI can be used to recommend relevant learning resources, such as textbooks, articles, and videos, based on a student's interests and previous learning experiences. This can help students to discover new resources and stay engaged in their studies.
5. Data analysis: AI can be used to analyze large datasets, such as survey results, to identify patterns and trends. This can be useful for conducting research projects, analyzing social trends, and exploring new ideas.

When using AI in their studies, students should ensure that they are using the technology ethically and responsibly. This includes ensuring that the data used is representative and unbiased, being transparent about how the AI system works, and considering the impact of the system on society. By using AI ethically, students can benefit from the technology while also contributing to a better future for all.

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Wintec's Guidelines for use

  1. Generative AI – Guidelines and Resources

This staff Digital Workplace page includes:

  • A clear statement of Wintec’s stance
  • Definitions of appropriate and inappropriate use
  • Ways to include AI implications into assessment planning
  • Links to the ākonga-facing pages and other staff-related resources

Can be accessed from the ‘Academic Delivery’ menu in the Digital Workplace Home

  1. AI and Assessments

Part of the Student Resources suite of public-facing webpage, alongside timetables, Support Services etc.

This includes straight forward descriptions of what we define as ‘appropriate’ and ‘inappropriate’ use of Generative AI in assessments.

This is kept as a short and simple ‘source of truth’ on purpose and links to the more instructional Library site.

  1. Academic Integrity: Using AI tools for assignments

Part of the Library’s suite of public-facing Academic Integrity LibGuide pages. It includes:

  • Plain language answers to ākonga questions
  • Risks of using GenAI
  • Examples of appropriate and inappropriate use
  • A list of AI tools that are ‘safe’ for ākonga to use.

Software to use to check for AI use in ākonga work

Note. From "Understanding false positives within Turnitin’s AI writing detection capabilities" [video], by Turnitin, 2023, March 15. YouTube. ( Copyright 2023 by Turnitin.

How To Use Generative AI | GrammarlyGO

Note. From "How To Use Generative AI: GrammarlyGO" [video], by Grammarly, 2023, April 28. YouTube. ( Copyright 2023 by Grammarly.

How does Grammarly use AI?

Disclaimer: Grammarly now uses AI software to help with grammar and punctuation. This means that some plagiarism software such as Turn-it-in will detect it as AI written content. To protect yourself against plagiarism claims it is best to acknowledge your use of grammarly in a disclaimer at the beginning of your assignment or research and if you are an ākonga/student at Te Pūkenga/Wintec please check with your kaiako/tutor first that the use of grammarly or any AI software is allowed

This goes for the use of AI software in all research or study. It must be acknowledged.

ChatGPT tutorial for researchers: Is it a game changer?

Note. From "ChatGPT tutorial for researchers: Is it a game changer?" [video], by Dr Amina Yonis, 2023, March 1. YouTube. ( Copyright 2023 by Dr Amina Yonis.

Academic integrity is put to test as AI gets smarter

Note. From "Academic integrity is put to test as AI gets smarter" [video], by 1News, 2023, April 7. YouTube. ( Copyright 2023 by 1News.

How Do We Use Artificial Intelligence Ethically?

Note. From "How do we use artificial intelligence ethically?" [video], by Bernard Marr, 2021, September 20. YouTube. ( Copyright 2021 by Bernard Marr.

ChatGPT for Scientific Research: How to use AI as a Partner in Your Research

Note. From "ChatGPT for scientific research: How to use AI as a partner in your research" [video], by Science Grad School Coach, 2022, December 15. YouTube. ( Copyright 2022 by Science Grad School Coach.

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