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Half of Brazilian university students use artificial intelligence, says research

Just over half (52%) of Brazilian university students use artificial intelligence (AI) in their studies, according to a global survey carried out by Chegg.org, the non-profit arm of educational technology company Chegg.

More than 11 thousand university students aged 18 to 21 were interviewed in 15 countries, including 1,010 students in Brazil.

Brazilian students are above the global average, with four in ten students using AI tools.

Among Brazilian students who said they use artificial intelligence, the main objectives are: understanding concepts or subjects (59%), generating drafts of work (53%) and researching content for work or projects (52%).

Brazilians’ main justifications for using the tool are: learning faster (53%), freeing up more free time (45%) and making more creative use of learning (44%).

Half of Brazilian students believe that universities should promote the use of artificial intelligence tools to help with their work. While 44% believe that its use should be limited, and only 7% think that the use of AI should be banned in universities.

Even in favor of its use, 48% of students who use AI in Brazil said they were worried about the possibility of receiving an incorrect answer or wrong information from the tools.

Anxiety among college students

Two out of three Brazilian university students (65%) said they felt anxiety daily, according to survey data.

The percentage is the second highest among participating countries, behind only the United States (68%).

The majority of Brazilian students (59%) also stated that they did not sleep enough. And almost half (47%) said they were not able to maintain healthy habits, even though only 10% considered themselves to be maintaining unhealthy habits.

Among those interviewed, 34% of Brazilian students also said they had problems meeting new people and making new friends.

However, among all countries, Brazilian students were the least likely to report having suffered academic burnout, with just 15%. In South Korea, this percentage reaches 70%.

The survey also asked students whether they considered their country a good place to live, 66% of Brazilians said yes, 17% were indifferent and 17% responded no.

Source: CNN Brasil

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