Automated Essay Writing: An AIED Opinion

Sharples, Mike (2022). Automated Essay Writing: An AIED Opinion. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 32(4) pp. 1119–1126.



This opinion piece emerged from research for the book, Story Machines: How Computers Have Become Creative Writers, by Mike Sharples and Rafael Pérez y Pérez, published by Routledge. While thinking of ways to promote the book, I realised that students could employ AI story generators to write essays. That led me to research automated essay writing, write a Twitter thread that has garnered 43,000 engagements, and author a blog article (Sharples, 2022). The current piece is a revised and expanded version of that article.

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