Olivia Dunne Apr 16, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; LSU Tigers freshman gymnast Olivia Dunne performs on the uneven bars during the 2021 NCAA Women Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

LUS Tigers gymnast Olivia Dunne has been making a name for herself on social media and all of that attention is leading to financial opportunities.

However, she’s learning a lesson in picking and choosing the right advertisers to work with, especially when they conflict with a school’s educational mission.

Dunne recently posted a TikTok video that was an advertisement Caktus.ai for a product that they call “the first-ever educational artificial intelligence tool.”

In the description of Dunne’s video, she wrote the product “will provide real resources for you to cite at the end of your essays and paragraphs.”

That sounds an awful lot like ChatGPT and other AI tools that could potentially help students cheat at their school work.

LSU was not too happy with one of their student-athletes promoting a tool that could lead to cheating or other academic violations. The school released a statement earlier in the week.

“Technology, including AI, can foster learning and creativity,” said university spokesperson Alison Satake. “At LSU, our professors and students are empowered to use technology for learning and pursuing the highest standards of academic integrity. However, using AI to produce work that a student then represents as one’s own could result in a charge of academic misconduct, as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct. More information for faculty can be found here on ‘What College Faculty Should Know about ChatGPT.’

Dunne released a follow-up TikTok afterward that could be construed as a response to that statement. In it, she mimes a line of dialogue from The Office where Kelly Kapoor says, “What did I say? I talk a lot so I’ve learned to just tune myself out.”

[BRProud, BroBible]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.