A new tool has been rolled out to detect AI-generated text — and that could be a huge setback for students looking to cut corners.
To facilitate the development of teachers and employers, create Chat GPT – OpenAI – now provides a way to identify content generated using artificial intelligence.
Announcing the news in a blog post, the platform said the AI text classifier will classify text on five scales — from likely to very unlikely.
OpenAI says the tool is a “fine-tuned GPT model that predicts the likelihood of a piece of text being generated by AI from various sources.”
It said: “We are making this classifier public to get feedback on whether an imperfect tool like this is useful.
“We recognize that recognizing AI-written text has been an important issue discussed by educators, and it is equally important to recognize the limitations and implications of AI-generated text classifiers in the classroom.”
In its public beta mode, OpenAI admitted that the detection tool is very unreliable for text under 1,000 characters — about 150 to 250 words.
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ChatGPT launched at the end of 2022 and took the internet by storm.
It can generate realistic responses using a large language model that allows it to generate human-like text in response to given cues—including articles, prose, jokes, and even poetry.
Since its debut in November, it has raised concerns about copyright and plagiarism — amassing more than 1 million users in less than a week after its public release.