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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that can help us teach and learn in new ways. One type of AI called "Generative AI" is especially exciting because it can be used to generate content. The University thinks it's important for teachers and students to learn about AI and to use it responsibly and wisely so we can use it to improve our education, learning and careers.
"AI is a double-edged sword; we should use but not abuse it, use it as a research but not cheating tool, and most importantly, use AI to think with you, but not for you." (CUHK, 2023)
The University has published a guideline regarding using Generative AI in Education: "", stating clearly how the University may integrate AI tools in its teaching and learning while upholding academic honesty, integrity and quality.
As a general principle, unless specifically permitted, students are expected to complete all coursework, formative and summative assessments independently without the use of AI tools or other forms of unauthorized assistance. Otherwise, the case should be handled in accordance with the University’s if a student is found to have used AI tool in the assignment/assessment.
Like any other technology, Generative AI has its advantages and disadvantages when used in the context of university study and research. Here are some key problems and disadvantages that should be taken into consideration:
Any ideas and content that did not come from yourself must be cited in your work, including those content generated by AI tools. It is also important to include the prompts you used since the “chat”(i.e. your prompts and the responses from the AI tools) is not retrievable by other readers. The prompts can be stated in your content or listed by a copy of the text as an appendix.
Below is an example showing the format of in-text citations and references in APA citation style.
In-text citation format:
You can also supplement your writing with and add a description in the in-text citation.
For more information related to citing AI-generated content in different citation styles, please see below:
The influx of AI not only brings many influences to academia but also brings challenges to cope with the changes. Identifying AI-written text has been one of the important points of discussion in academia. There is NO TOOL that can 100% accurately distinguish between text written by real people and text written by AI, but you can try the following tools as a reference.
AI Classifier by OpenAI