By the end of its virtual freshman year at Harvard University, ChatGPT-4, a large language model developed by OpenAI, boasted a respectable 3.34 GPA. It wasn’t the topper of its class, but it did remarkably well — considering it isn’t human. This wasn’t a prank or an experiment in software engineering. This was a probing experimental enquiry into the future of academia in an AI-dominated world. The experiment was conducted by Maya Bodnick, a sophomore at Harvard and you can find her original article here. Take-home essays, the bedrock of liberal arts education in American colleges, have become jeopardized. These

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