The maker of ChatGPT released an artificial intelligence (AI) detection tool to help teachers catch students using AI to complete assignments.
- OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT, has launched a new AI Text Classifier after many people began expressing concerns over AI plagiarism.
- The service can be used to decipher whether a human or the AI bot did the writing, but OpenAI says that the text classifier isn’t always accurate—much like the ChatGPT service.
- OpenAI says the new system isn’t foolproof, and it can be wrong sometimes, as it can be challenging to determine if the writing was done by a human or an AI system.
Why it’s news
ChatGPT has been taking social media by storm as the AI chatbot has been going viral for its artificial capabilities.
The bot can generate its own answers, essays, and has even been tested to pass extensive exams like a medical licensing exam. The creativity of the bot has led it to become a cheating hotspot for students.
Many students have begun using the bot to take tests and write essays leaving many teachers frustrated as the advanced technology makes it extremely difficult to decipher between real students’ work and that done by ChatGPT.
The difficulties have led OpenAI to launch a new AI Text Classifier to help teachers catch students using AI to complete assignments. Although the technology is used to catch cheating, OpenAI warns that it isn’t always perfect.
The detection method “is imperfect, and it will be wrong sometimes,” says OpenAI alignment team head Jan Leike. “Because of that, it shouldn’t be solely relied upon when making decisions.”
ChatGPT’s popularity grew extremely fast and has had little government oversight, raising concerns.
ChatGPT often makes mistakes, leading critics to worry that the chatbot could promote misinformation or bias.
Lawmakers are beginning to suggest that government regulators should step in to ensure that AI doesn’t cause more problems than it solves.
Others are saying differently, arguing that premature regulation could prevent further development and that the technology is developing too quickly for the government to regulate it effectively.