Can AI detectors save us from ChatGPT? I tried 3 online tools to find out

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This is the second article in what’s becoming a series exploring the issues of AI-generated text

In this installment, my AI buddy and I are looking at the question of whether it’s possible to fight back against AI-generated plagiarism, and how that might work.

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Before I go on, though, we need to talk about the concept of plagiarism and how it relates to this problem. Webster’s defines “plagiarize” as “to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own : use (another’s production) without crediting the source.”

This fits for AI-created content. While someone using an AI tool like Notion AI or ChatGPT isn’t stealing content, if that person doesn’t credit the words as coming from an AI and claims them as their own, it still meets the dictionary definition of plagiarism.

In this experimental article, I’ve asked ChatGPT to help out. My words are in normal and bold text. The AI’s words are italicized. I’ll also be using three online ChatGPT plagiarism detectors (which I’ll describe in more detail below). After each AI-generated section, I’ll show the results of the detectors. At the end of the article, we’ll look at how well the detectors performed overall.

Here’s the result for the above text, which I wrote myself:

GPT-2 Output Detector: 99.98% real Writer AI Content Detector: 100%

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