OpenAI, the creator of the popular chatbot ChatGPT, has released a software tool to identify text generated by artificial intelligence.
On Wednesday, the company launched the AI classifier that aims to distinguish text that is written by AI.
The language model has been trained on the dataset of pairs of human-written and AI-written text on the same topic.
It uses a variety of providers to address issues such as automated misinformation campaigns and academic dishonesty, the company said in a blog post
ChatGPT is a free program that generates text in response to a prompt, including articles, essays, jokes and even poetry, which has gained wide popularity since its debut in November, while raising concerns about copyright and plagiarism.
In its public beta mode, OpenAI acknowledges the detection tool is very unreliable on texts under 1,000 characters, and AI-written text can be edited to trick the classifier.
‘We’re making this classifier publicly available to get feedback on whether imperfect tools like this one are useful,’ said OpenAI.
‘We recognize that identifying AI-written text has been an important point of discussion among educators, and equally important is recognizing the limits and impacts of AI-generated text classifiers in the classroom,’
Since ChatGPT debuted in November, it has gained wide popularity among millions of users.
Previously, ChatGPT had succeeded in fooling scientists by writing accurate research paper summaries.
ChatGPT’s conversational speaking style and coherent, spontaneous response style make it nearly identical to human responses, causing concern for educators.
Earlier this month, New York City’s Department of Education announced a ban on ChatGPT from its schools’ devices and networks.
AI chatbots are being used to take the place of lawyers, therapists or even yourself but their biggest drawback is a tendency to give answers out of context.
People have created third-party detection tools like GPTZeroX to help educators detect AI-generated text.
OpenAI said it is engaging with educators to discuss ChatGPT’s capabilities and limitations, and will continue to work on the detection of AI-generated text.
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