Hong Kong Lingnan University: Has purchased a ChatGPT 3.5 license for the whole school, and plans to set up a School of Data Science
Artificial intelligence (AI) generation tools are widely used. Hong Kong Lingnan University announced its decision to accept ChatGPT and has purchased a license. Students are expected to use AI to complete their courses and papers. The designate and acting principal Qin Sizhao (see picture) emphasized that AI is only "a tool and an assistant", and students must submit a list to explain which content is generated by AI; Lingnan also plans to establish a School of Data Science.
Various local universities have different stances on students' use of AI-generated tools. Qin Sizhao, the incoming and acting president of Lingnan University, pointed out that generative AI and large-scale language models are growing rapidly, and described it as "a knowledge revolution driven by cutting-edge technology". The license of ChatGPT version 3.5 has been purchased for the whole school, which means that students can use AI to complete homework and papers in the future.
He emphasized that AI is only "a tool, an assistant", and hoped that teachers and students should always be vigilant about the generated content and think critically in order to control the technology. The school will provide training for teaching staff and students, and the business school will offer relevant general education courses. The school also requires faculty and staff to specify the conditions of use, and students must also submit a "reminder" list to explain which content is generated by AI in their coursework and papers. To ensure academic integrity.
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In terms of evaluating students' homework and supporting learning, Qin Sizhao pointed out that the school is exploring new methods and redesigning exams and testing tools to evaluate students' real learning progress, and professors will also ask students to summarize their own thinking and conclusions to ensure that the learning process is clear coherent. He also revealed that Lingnan University intends to establish a School of Data Science to coordinate with curriculum development and train talents for technology companies.
Qin Sizhao also mentioned that he had tried ChatGPT to help write different styles of emails or professional letters, "I found that it allowed me to think more critically, and I became more alert to it providing the content I wanted." He even asked ChatGPT how AI generation can assist liberal arts education, "The answers it provides are interesting and reasonable, nothing fancy or unexpected."