Exam cheating with AI: BBC News Review 2022

June 14, 2023

Some people are worried that advances in AI could lead to a rise in exam cheating. Phil and Beth teach the language around this story to help you use it.
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The story:
Could cheating in exams be about to get easier? Artificial Intelligence apps like ChatGPT are capable of generating human-like text.

Teachers and academics are worried that this might make it impossible to tell whether a text was written by a student or a computer. Some experts say this could be a positive development.

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Key words and phrases:
🔎 fuelling – making or causing something
– The dark winters are really fuelling my passion for staying in and playing video games.
– The bad economic results fuelled worries about the future of the company.

🔎 desperate for – want something badly
– I’m so hungry. I’m desperate for a sandwich.
– Everything feels uncertain. I’m desperate for news of what will happen next.

🔎 dark ages – old-fashioned; from a different period of time
– He dresses like he lives in the dark ages. No-one wears those clothes nowadays.
– Some people’s attitudes are out of the dark ages on this issue.

Download the audio and pdf document 👉 https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview-2023/unit-1/session-15

✔️ 0:00 – Introduction
✔️ 0:27 – Story
✔️ 1:25 – Headline 1: Use of AI apps is fuelling plagiarism, as barrister warns more needs to be done to stop online exam cheating – City AM
✔️ 2:57 – Headline 2: Teachers desperate for help over AI chatbot writing entire essays for cheating students – The Mirror
✔️ 4:22 – Headline 3: ChatGPT will force school exams out of the dark ages – The Financial Times
✔️ 5:56 – Language summary

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  1. Reply
    BBC Learning English June 14, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    We have another episode all about AI! Keep learning here: https://youtu.be/tHZRXN_pVi8

  2. I think there’s a similar words or phrase that have the same definition of “out of dark ages” in previous episodes. Can someone please tell me what it is. I can’t find it

  3. One of you doesn't have enough sound to hear, doesn't he fuel himself 🤔

  4. Reply
    Quế Anh Huỳnh June 14, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    The new teaching curriculum is fuelled with knowledge in the dark age, which is impractical. The students are desperate for some solutions

  5. Give me scripts please 🙏

  6. Reply
    Илья Горих June 14, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    It's very strange that the expression 'Dark Ages ' means something obsolete. I think it means something gloomy and ominous)

  7. Is anyone interested to practice English with me?

  8. Sure, AI is a good thing.GPT uses a neural network to generate information. This technology only calculates the possibility of language correlation before and after. If our homework can be perfectly generated by Chat-GPT, doesn't it mean that we have said too much "correct nonsense" like Chat-GPT?

  9. Definitely, AI is making the current educational system as it would be in the dark ages. 😮

  10. Reply
    Genesis Delgaudio June 14, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    Noted German philosopher Markus Gabriel believes the the novel coronavirus pandemic has opened a greater possibility of allowing technological development to push the world toward a new form of totalitarianism. It is a terrible mistake to believe that scientific and technological progress by themselves have any kind of emancipatory value that makes the world a better place.

    The new kind of totalitarianism that is a serious possibility on the current horizon is a digital form of authoritarian, non-democratic government. – THE ASAHI SHIMBUN- September 17, 2020

  11. Reply
    Sherry A. Presley June 14, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    Hey if they got the IQ to figure out how to cheat and get away with it, then I say they have passed the exam.

  12. Here is my effort.
    1. His desire to lose weight is fuelling him to do fasting.
    2. Everyone here is just desperate for money ( including me).
    3. Our teacher has such old fashioned way of teaching. I think he is still living in dark ages.

  13. Beth is the most flameboyant host of BBC

  14. 1, Those uncertainties in politics have strongly fuelled the civil war.

    2, People were desperate for social interaction during the lockdown.

    3, It seems like the technological revolution has forced humans out of the dark ages.
    Thanks for the lesson:3

  15. I like the teachers. They really fuel my passion for English and I am desperate for more lessons. ❤ from Portugal.

  16. Reply
    Eustaquio Zambrano June 14, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you! You too 👍

  17. For people to be able to cheat on exams, they would need access to the internet which they access through gadgets, so honestly, it's been challenging to cheat in exams using AI unless they use to hack exam questions. I think schools should initiate AI use for a technological future. Like letting them use AI and experience it. Let them run their imaginations wild through image generators like Bluewillow.

  18. I presume that Desperate represents the word Helpless or Despair, isn't it ?

  19. yours are really the only news i enjoy

  20. Thank you guys, I always recall everything which you’ve taught me and use it in my classes ( cultures are related to the dark ages, however, we have to try to revive them. Not only do they really important for the next generation, but it also can survive diversities around the world)

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