January and February 2023
AI-generated content has been receiving, rightfully so, quite a bit of attention, particularly its role and impact on education. Considering its wide-ranging implications, many have been asking: just how prevalent is the use of AI-generated content in education? Is this the end of the written assignment? And what can educators do to leverage AI-generated content as a potential learning tool, much like the calculator?
To provide some clarity, we compiled this study using anonymized data from tens of thousands of college and high school students worldwide using Copyleaks from January and February 2023. The findings are striking, requiring further exploration of the role of AI-generated content within and beyond the world of education.
Percent of Papers and Assignments
Containing AI-Generated Content by Country
The Highest and Lowest Use
of AI-Generated Content
Month-Over-Month Change in the
Use of AI-Generated Content
(January vs. February 2023)
Even after being told their assignments would be checked for AI-generated content,
month-over-month there’s been a significant increase among high school students…
…and a noticeable decrease among college students, who were also
informed about their assignments being checked for AI-generated content.
The decrease has been consistent across all college types within the United States.