Stephen Downes

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You wouldn't think this warning was required, given the well-documented failures of AI-detection tools ("Timnit Gebru, Founder & Executive Director at The Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR), recently shared a distressing email she received where a writer was unjustly accused of employing AI") but this article is evidence that it does seem to be necessary. Indeed, the question remains why we should be banning them at all. If an article has academic merit, who cares if it was written using the assistance of an AI? "Rather than rejecting AI tools in academic writing," writes Avi Staiman, "what if we used them as educational tools and a means to level the playing field for EAL scholars?" 

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