Algorithms can help solve whether a student submission is the real deal or one helped by a bit AI on the side. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Dubai: Educational institutions are ready to take on AI created challenges. Dubai-based iCademy Middle East plans to bring on board new tools to scan student submissions to identify instances of plagiarism, including AI-related cheating.

The system will use advanced algorithms and Machine Learning models to identify similarities between student work and other sources. If the system detects plagiarism, the student will receive a notification, and the instructor will be alerted.

“An outright ban on AI tools like ChatGPT is likely to be counterproductive,” said Diane Claver- Head of School, iCademy Middle East. “Students are usually tech-savvy and won’t find it difficult to work around measures such as IP bans on school networks.

“ChatGPT has integrated protective measures which, given proper parent or teacher supervision, ensure that answers are appropriate.”

“iCademy Middle East combats plagiarism from another angle by providing students with education and training on academic integrity.”

iCademy’s teachers monitor students’ work and growth over the course of the semester and the school year. A student suddenly turning in written work of vastly higher quality, or an ESL student whose written assignments become suddenly flawless from a grammar and usage standpoint, would be flagged for discussion with the teacher and an Academic Integrity Counselor.