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4 things you need to know about our University’s new AI guidance 

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has quickly become an integral part of our daily lives. We see AI making personalised recommendations for movies on Netflix and songs on Spotify, and chatting with us through virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri. 

The latest advancements in AI, including generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Bard, give us the ability to generate new content – and this has significant implications for education. To help you navigate these tools, our University has recently agreed some new AI guidance, and here’s 4 key things you need to know: 

  1. AI tools can enhance the teaching and learning experience, but you should acknowledge content generated from AI in the same way you’d acknowledge content created by a human. To assist you with this, the Library have created an FAQ on referencing and acknowledging AI. 
  1. Presenting content generated from AI as your own work, or failing to provide proper acknowledgement, is plagiarism. To understand more about academic malpractice and how to steer clear of it, we recommend exploring our detailed resources. 
  1. If a course unit or assessment requires you to use a specific AI tool, we’ll make sure you can access it at no cost, and you understand how it uses your data. 
  1. While the AI field is rapidly advancing, tools designed to detect AI-generated content are unreliable. Therefore, we don’t currently use AI-detection tools. As AI continues to evolve, we will adapt our strategies accordingly. 

Read the University’s AI Teaching Guidance in full here. 

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