LSU Gymnast Olivia Dunne, who has amassed a huge following on TikTok and Instagram, is now under fire for encouraging students to write papers using artificial intelligence.
In this TikTok video, which has been viewed over a million times, she shows her followers how to use cactus.ia to generate paragraphs and write an essay. This was a sponsored post, meaning Dunne was compensated by the company for her endorsement.
LSU reacted to the video by releasing a school-wide memo to let students know that using AI to write papers could be considered plagiarism.
'At LSU, our professors and students are empowered to use technology for learning and pursuing the highest standards of academic integrity,' the school's statement said.
'However, using AI to produce work that a student then represents as one's own could result in a charge of academic misconduct, as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.'
Dunne is facing possible disciplinary action and could be charged with "academic misconduct" by the school.
Source: Daily Mail