Uppsala University student caught cheating with the help of ChatGPT

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The Local - [email protected] • 14 Feb, 2023 Updated Tue 14 Feb 2023 07:07 CEST
Uppsala University student caught cheating with the help of ChatGPT
Uppsala's university library. Photo: Fredrik Persson/TT

It's the first known chat bot cheating case in Sweden.


A student at Uppsala University was caught cheating using ChatGPT, reports trade union magazine Universitetsläraren.

After being confronted by a university official, the student confessed to having used the AI model to answer three questions.


The discipline committee chose to give the student a warning instead of suspending them, because the assignment had in total 13 questions.


Malmö University told Universitetsläraren that they too are investigating suspected cheating incidents linked to ChatGPT, a tool that made global headlines in 2023.

Here’s an article The Local’s journalists wrote with the help of ChatGPT, if only to prove to our editors they shouldn’t replace us with chat bots, at least not yet: Nine terrible AI-generated jokes about Swedish things.


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