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Turkish student arrested for cheating on university entrance examination using ChatGPT

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A Turkish student has been arrested for cheating in the first round of the Institutions of Higher Learning Examination (YKS) through a mechanism that involves use of ChatGPT, a generative artificial intelligence model that gets more successful by the day in solving complex problems, local media reported on Monday.

According to Turkish media reports a student, identified only by the initials M.E.E., used the latest version of ChatGPT, a chatbot and virtual assistant developed by OpenAI, to cheat in the Basic Proficiency Test (TYT) held in western Isparta province on June 8.

Video footage of a police officer explaining the cheating mechanism was shared on X by journalist Murat Ağırel.


According to the footage, M.E.E. had ChatGPT solve the exam questions through a system that involved a router, a mobile phone, an earphone and a button-shaped camera he wore around his neck. The artificial intelligence sees and reads the questions by way of the camera and tells M.E.E. the answer through the earpiece.

A suspect identified as A.B., who was determined to have helped M.E.E., was also detained as part of the investigation into the incident.

A.B. was released after questioning, while M.E.E. was arrested by a court.

Since OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November 2022, people have been putting the chatbot to the test by using it to write exams and generate essays. The bot has performed reasonably well at the high school level and even the graduate level on occasion.

ChatGPT has demonstrated strong performance on various exams, scoring in high percentiles on the bar exam, the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test), GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) and Advanced Placement (AP) tests, but it struggles with the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exams and high school math tests like the AMC (American Mathematics Competitions). ChatGPT also passed the US Medical Licensing Exam (a series of exams for medical professionals) in December 2022 and a Stanford Medical School final in early 2023. Excelling in some college-level quizzes, ChatGPT has raised concerns about plagiarism in essays.

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