Can AI Computers Write Essays Better Than You?
It's possible for artificial intelligence engines to generate content without plagiarism, and it can be hard for you to tell the difference. The content generated by AI is entirely new and will pass a plagiarism detection system.
The world is changing faster than we can keep up with it.
It’s all happening in the digital age, and now artificial intelligence has become a part of our lives that’s difficult to escape. AI is being used for everything from self-driving cars to making food recommendations - but what does this mean for education?
There are many benefits that come with implementing AI into classrooms such as increased efficiency and accuracy in grading essays or research papers; however, students could use AI to write essays without their teacher knowing!
AI can already write new, plagiarism-free prose
It’s possible for artificial intelligence engines to generate content without plagiarism, and it can be hard for you to tell the difference. The content generated by AI is entirely new and will pass a plagiarism detection system.
The content generated by AI isn’t always eloquent, but it’s certainly convincing, and it’s certainly new. With a few small tweaks, a student will be able to craft an essay with the help of a few presses of the compose button in their AI text editor.
AI can also rewrite and rephrase sentences copied from other sources, which makes it appear like completely new content.
Summarizing facts is an easy task for AI
If a student can “Google the answer,” then an artificial intelligence can easily research facts and summarize them in an essay or research paper. However, AI can’t do the hard work of analyzing and thinking critically about ideas - that’s what humans are good at!
What this means is that research assignments should focus on analyzing ideas and picking apart arguments, rather than searching for facts. AI poses a problem for education today because the way we’re currently set up, our education system values memorizing information instead of analyzing ideas and solving problems.
In the future, AI will be able to synthesize large volumes of information and find answers that a human can’t. This means we’ll soon be able to use AI as a researching aid to uncover things we wouldn’t have found through a traditional search engine.
Grammar and style errors are avoided with AI
Finding and summarizing facts is only part of the writing process for students. The other part is checking for grammar and spelling. While spell check tools have been common for a while, AI can analyze grammar to find common errors as well as suggest better ways to write.
It’s not perfect, but it can help ensure that content is readable and error-free before being submitted to a teacher for a grade. It’s actually possible to highlight sentences and ask the AI to rephrase and improve the grammar.
AI can ensure that the content is engaging and free of errors or mistakes; it doesn’t need to be perfect in order for a student’s grade to improve, though this might motivate them more if they try writing their own papers instead.
The implications of AI for teachers, parents, and business
AI is coming and students will use the tools, even if you don’t want them to. Much like learning to when use a calculator in math class, AI content generators are a tool that must be learned by students.
Educators should know about these tools now before students start using artificial intelligence writing programs at school with no oversight whatsoever. Schools will need to teach students how they work and why it’s important not just for their grades, but also because AI can help make our jobs easier.
What does this mean? Students should be taught what these tools are capable of doing so that there is less chance the content could end up being misleading or deceptive when a student uses them as their own.
Oh, and before I go, I should share a topical, AI-related secret… This post about using an AI to write essays in school was written using an artificial intelligence content writing tool!
By Adam Geller I Contributor I first published at https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamgeller/2021/04/05/can-ai-computers-write-essays-better-than-you/?sh=2b5c031ab055 Apr 5, 2021,