Will using ChatGPT result in plagiarism?

Do you think using ChatGPT could lead to plagiarism? I’m wondering if it might generate content that’s too similar to existing stuff out there.

What’s your take on it?

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Using ChatGPT responsibly won’t result in plagiarism. ChatGPT can generate text and help with ideas, it’s crucial to properly attribute any information or content obtained from it. If you’re using ChatGPT to generate text for academic or professional purposes, ensure that you paraphrase and cite the information appropriately to avoid plagiarism.

I’ve definitely noticed ChatGPT can walk a fine line with plagiarism. While it won’t directly copy and paste existing content, it learns from massive amounts of text online. This means its creations can wind up unintentionally mirroring existing sources in structure and phrasing, even if the exact words aren’t identical. This could be misconstrued as plagiarism, especially without proper fact-checking and citation on your part. So, it’s important to use ChatGPT as a tool to brainstorm and generate ideas, but you should always review its work carefully and make sure to credit any sources it might have drawn from subconsciously.

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