Hyderabad: In what can be called the first instance of using ChatGPT to cheat the system, the accused involved in the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) paper leak might have used the artificial intelligence platform. The reports said that the special investigation team (SIT) probing the paper leak has revealed that the accused might have used ChatGPT to get answers.
The SIT has arrested the accused named Poola Ramesh, who works as a divisional engineer at Telangana State Northern Power Distribution Company Limited. The principal at the exam centers is also believed to be involved in the paper leak and might have sent the images of the question paper to Poola Ramesh.
How ChatGPT was used to cheat in TSPSC exams?
After accessing the question papers designed for the recruitment of assistant executive engineer (AEE) and divisional accounts officer (DAO), the accused used ChatGPT to get the answers to the questions and he then told the answers to some candidates using Bluetooth earbuds.
The reports said that the accused helped seven candidates in the exam and made them insert micro earpieces in their ear canals. All seven candidates agreed to pay ₹40 lakh each to Poola Ramesh.
Highlights glaring potential of misuse
The case highlights the potential for the misuse of artificial intelligence platforms like ChatGPT. Many technology and political leaders worldwide have cautioned regarding the ill effects of ChatGPT-like generative AI technology in the wrong hands.
During the Senate hearing, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman agreed with the lawmakers on the questions around the potential misuse of ChatGPT. Sam Altman also understood the concerns around the manipulation of data and invasion of privacy and said he is ready to work with the lawmakers towards a policy to regulate artificial intelligence platforms.