OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT today released an AI Text Classifier that can help you determine whether the text you’re reading was written by AI or a human.
But there is a mana.
OpenAI says that it “has not yet fully evaluated the effectiveness of classification in identifying content written in collaboration with human authors.”
Why we think. There are already different AI content detectors. If these tools can do an effective job of identifying text from AI, it’s safe to assume that search engines can. Think: Google’s Assistive Content System.
Also, if you are publishing content, it may be wise to make any content submitted by your company or freelance writers through these tools. We’re entering a new era – and you don’t want to publish anything that could make your site publish automatically generated content, which is against Google’s standards. We have started using tools like this for all the content we have provided here on Search Land.
What is AI Text Classifier? OpenAI calls its new tool “an optimized GPT model that predicts how likely it is for AI to generate pieces of text from various sources, such as ChatGPT.”
It has some limitations – mainly the results can be inaccurate. OpenAI is trained in English content written by adults so it is likely to be good. Also, as OpenAI points out, it’s easy to edit AI-generated text to pass as human-generated. As stated in its FAQ section:
- “Its results can be helpful, but should not be the only evidence, when deciding whether a document was created by AI. This model is trained on human written text from different sources, which may not be representation of any type of human writing.”
The result of the classifier. After you paste your text into the tool (Open AI says you need at least 1,000 characters, which is 150-250 words) AI Text Classifier will check if the text was generated by AI. You will see one of five signs:
- Not sure if.
This is the result after I wrote the text of this article you are reading (written by a human, I swear):
But thankfully, the organizer thought it was “impossible” that this subject was created by AI.
Try the tool yourself. OpenAI’s AI text editor. It is free.
Another cover. Axios first reported the story. You can see more coverage on Techmeme.