OpenAI Issues a Free Tool to Help Determine If Any Text Is Written by ChatGPT

IBL News | New York

OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, released yesterday a free web tool, called AI Text Classifier, that detects if a text has been written by AI or not.

This solution tries to address concerns, especially in higher education over plagiarism.  ChatGPT. New York schools, for example, have banned this technology on their networks.

“The tool is a fine-tuned GPT model that predicts how likely it is that a piece of text was generated by AI from a variety of sources, such as ChatGPT,” explained OpenAI. “This classifier is available as a tool to spark discussions on AI literacy.”

AI Text Classifier requires approximately 150 – 250 words (or a minimum of 1,000 characters) and it isn’t always accurate. The text can even be edited easily to evade the classifier and is likely to get things wrong in text written by children.

The user simply has to paste the text that he or she would like to check in this URL after logging in. The system will determine if the text was written by a machine, offering a five-point scale of results: Very unlikely to have been AI-generated, unlikely, unclear, possible, or likely.

OpenAI’s View on Academic Dishonesty, Plagiarism Detection, and Education