Substantially ahead of the original schedule they had previously indicated, the creators of ChatGPT today unveiled the AI Text Classifier to check if text was produced by Artificial Intelligence.
That makes three of these kinds of “proof-readers” that have been made available in the past week, and you can read about the other two at:
You do have to register to use the “Classifier” and, like ChatGPT, it’s free – for now. The other two are free, also.
You can learn more about the Classifier at the NBC News article, OpenAI launches tool to catch AI-generated text.
You can also read more at The Guardian, who writes:
they admitted the classifier “is not fully reliable” and only correctly identified 26% of AI-written English texts. It also incorrectly labelled human-written texts as probably written by AI tools 9% of the time.
For what it’s worth, I’ve been hearing good things from other teachers about the Quill tool.
Of course, as I’ve repeat ad nauseam, I think these checkers are particularly useful for this year as we teachers get a handle on how to respond to AI. However, over the long run, it’s not the pedagogically sound road to take.
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