Can I use generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools (e.g., ChatGPT, Bard, Quillbot, Grammarly, etc.) in my assessed work?

At Leeds Beckett, we recognise that generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, DALL-E or Scholarcy present opportunities for enhancing learning and enabling a more inclusive learning environment.  However, their use could constitute a breach of academic integrity regulations if they are not used responsibly and without authorisation or  acknowledgment in your assessed work.  You can use generative AI to assist with your research and studies provided that you are careful to maintain academic integrity and are using these tools to help you think and understand (as opposed to using them to cut corners or to create content to pass off as your own).  You can access Leeds Beckett's guidance on the use of AI on the Academic Integrity page of the university website.

You should be careful to verify any information provided by generative AI tools with credible sources as the information provided by them may be incorrect, out-of-date, biased, or lacking in common sense and originality. Although they may produce what on the surface appear to be credible references, these tools cannot accurately cite their own sources and any references provided in the output are likely to be false or non-existent.  As these references may not be real, you should always check the original source exists through an internet search, Discover or Google Scholar and is credible before using them in your work.

You should also take care to acknowledge your use of generative AI, whether this is through citing it or through an acknowledgement in your work. Information on how to do this can be found in Quote, Unquote Online.

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