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A top French university on Friday forbade students from using artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT to complete assignments, in the first such ban at a college in the country.
The bot from OpenAI, a US company that this week received a massive cash injection from Microsoft, responds to simple prompts with reams of text inspired by data gathered on the internet.
The Sciences Po school in Paris, one of the most prestigious universities in France, said anyone found to have used the chatbot would face sanctions which can go as far as expulsion from the establishment or even from higher learning.
it added that the only exception was its educational use under the supervision of a teacher.
The decision comes after it emerged this week that ChatGPT had passed exams at a US law school after writing essays on topics ranging from constitutional law to taxation and torts.
Officials in New York and other jurisdictions have forbidden its use in schools.
A group of Australian universities has said they would change exam formats to banish AI tools and regard them as cheating.
Many universities already use software that detects plagiarism, and at least one programmer is working on an app to detect when a text has been written by ChatGPT.