We Used A.I. to Write Essays for Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Here’s How It Went.

The use of AI chatbots for generating short essays on college applications is a contentious ethical issue.

We Employed A.I. to Compose Essays for Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Here's the Outcome.

A.I. chatbots are capable of producing decent short essays. The ethical implications of their use in college applications, however, are a hot topic of discussion.

By Natasha Singer

Natasha Singer explores how tech behemoths and their tools are transforming education.

As high school seniors commence their college application process, many are resorting to A.I. chatbots like ChatGPT and Bard for help.

Some students claim to use these tools for suggesting personal essay themes or aiding in structuring their writing. Others are using the A.I. tools to create initial drafts for their application essays or to revise their work.