The investigation into a question paper leak case at the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) recently led to a startling finding.
The Times of India reported that a team of investigators discovered that one of the accused involved in the scandal used a tool called ChatGPT, which is powered by artificial intelligence (AI), to obtain answers to the leaked questions.
Here is a look at increasing concerns related to the use of AI tools for academic dishonesty.
Unveiling the Details
According to The Times of India, a Special Investigating Team (SIT) found that one of the accused had obtained the leaked question paper for the assistant executive engineer (AEE) and divisional account officer recruitment exams.
The person discreetly shared the answers with other aspirants using Bluetooth earbuds while the examination was in progress.
The SIT uncovered these facts while interrogating Poola Ramesh, a divisional engineer employed at Telangana State Northern Power Distribution Company Limited in Peddapalli.
According to a police officer, Ramesh apparently obtained the leaked question paper just 10 minutes after the exam started and utilised ChatGPT to compose answers.
Allegedly, all seven candidates involved were willing to pay Rs 40 lakh in order to pass the exams.
Notably, Ramesh had previously aided other candidates in cheating during an exam on March 5, although he didn't rely on ChatGPT for providing answers.
The report highlights that Ramesh managed to sell the leaked question paper to over 30 candidates, charging them between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 30 lakh each.
Surprisingly, he is yet to be arrested.
Concerns and Implications
The use of generative AI tools like ChatGPT has sparked significant worries about academic honesty.
These tools, easily accessible through mobile apps and known for their simplicity, have amplified the potential for cheating in exams and assignments.
The controversy surrounding generative AI tools has drawn attention from various sources.
Prominent figures like Tesla CEO Elon Musk have expressed concerns and called for a temporary halt in the development of such tools.