Guidelines for the Use of Generative AI
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages permit the conditional use of generative AI. Students are encouraged to deeply understand generative AI's capabilities and to develop skills necessary to critically evaluate AI-generated texts.
2. Current State of Generative AI
Generative AI, notably ChatGPT, has become deeply embedded in our society, offering great potential in various fields. However, students should be proficient in utilizing generative AI within professional contexts, mindful of its inherent limitations.
3. Mastery of Generative AI
Mastering generative AI involves:
• Understanding AI's Characteristics and Limitations:
○ Accuracy Limitations: Therefore, it may not reflect the most recent information and can produce incorrect responses or "hallucinations" for unlearned data.
○ Abstract Sentences: ChatGPT struggles with writing about personal experiences, often leading to abstract and conventional text that lacks the depth of human emotion and perspective.
○ Risk of Personal Data Leakage: ChatGPT might store and utilize personal and confidential information, posing risks of data leakage.
○ Bias and Ethical Concerns: ChatGPT may exhibit biases, particularly towards Western perspectives, and the texts it produces may not always be objective or fair.
○ Copyright Infringement: Texts created by ChatGPT might not cite sources, potentially leading to plagiarism and copyright infringement.
○ Inducement of Crime: ChatGPT can be misused to provide information for criminal activities, like phishing scams and cybercrimes.
○ Dependency Risk: Over-reliance on ChatGPT and similar AIs can lead to a form of mental dependency, as these AIs often respond in affirming and non-critical ways.
4. KUFS's Rules for AI Usage
KUFS allows AI use for:
• Language Learning: For conversation practice, vocabulary development, and exam preparation.
• Enhancing Personal Writing: Using AI to improve grammar and clarity in student compositions.
• Exploring Diverse Perspectives: Understanding different opinions on complex topics.
• Practicing Prompt Writing: Developing skills to create clear, specific prompts for desired AI responses.
Faculty may adjust these guidelines based on specific course requirements.
5. Educational Ethos at KUFS
Our founding spirit, "PAX MUNDI PER LINGUAS" (World Peace through Languages), underpins our educational philosophy. We encourage students to reflect on the role of AI-influenced language and thought in achieving global leadership and peace.
Note: These guidelines will be updated in response to advancements in generative AI and societal changes.
Cited and Reference Sources:
• Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Bureau of Digital Services' guidelines on AI text generation.
• Open AI Educator FAQ.
• Insights from Meiji University and Niigata University of Health and Welfare regarding the use of generative AI.
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages