Romain Rouillard (interview by Louis Sallé) / Photo credit: JAAP ARRIENS / NURPHOTO / NURPHOTO VIA AFP 20:05 pm, June 23, 2023

A hundred students from the IUT Charlemagne de Nancy asked ChatGPT to write them the assignment he had to render. However, their teacher realized this and refused to correct the papers. A decision taken by mutual agreement with the director of the establishment, joined by Europe 1.

These students of the IUT Charlemagne de Nancy could not resist the temptation. When he had to submit a file, they decided to entrust the writing to the artificial intelligence ChatGPT, capable of generating written content from a simple question. But luck did not smile on them. Their teacher very quickly detected the deception. With the agreement of Samuel Cruz-Lara, the director of the institution, she made the decision not to correct the copies.

No question of banning ChatGPT

"She realized it quite easily," testifies, at the microphone of Europe 1, Samuel Cruz-Lara. The editorial quality of the homework returned put the chip in his ear. "ChatGPT sometimes generates extremely sought-after sentences," notes the director of the Nancy-based IUT.


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But the latter does not want to ban the use of the conversational robot. "I think that's not the right way to do it. Because if we ban access, students will use the tool without any problem once they get home," he said. "We will change our rules of procedure in which we already had rules relating to plagiarism," he suggests instead. Plagiarism is an offence punishable by a fine of 150,000 euros and two years' imprisonment.