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Plagiarism Today Explores the Efficacy of AI Detection in Education

Jonathan Bailey writes the following in “The Current State of Detecting AI Writing” for Plagiarism Today:

[In June], Turnitin acknowledged the fallibility of their AI detection system, as other computer scientists warned that true and reliable detection of AI writing may never be feasible.

And it’s not just Turnitin facing these challenges. [On July 26], OpenAI shut down their ChatGPT plagiarism detector, citing a ‘low rate of accuracy’. 

Though the company says they have ‘made a commitment to develop and deploy mechanisms that enable users to understand if audio or visual content is AI-generated,’ there are no immediate plans for a replacement. 

This means that even the creator of ChatGPT cannot reliably tell if ChatGPT wrote a particular work. 

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