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OpenAI Launches Tool to Identify Synthetic Text

CNBC | Jordan Novet | Jan 31, 2023

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Artificial intelligence research startup OpenAI on Tuesday introduced a tool that's designed to figure out if text is human-generated or written by a computer.

  • Schools were quick to limit ChatGPT's use over concerns the software could hurt learning.  Sam Altman, OpenAI's CEO, said education has changed in the past after technology such as calculators has emerged, but he also said there could be ways for the company to help teachers spot text written by AI.
  • Working on solution: OpenAI's new tool can make mistakes and is a work in progress, company employees Jan Hendrik Kirchner, Lama Ahmad, Scott Aaronson and Jan Leike wrote in a blog post, noting that OpenAI would like feedback on the classifier from parents and teachers.
    • Far from perfect: "In our evaluations on a 'challenge set' of English texts, our classifier correctly identifies 26% of AI-written text (true positives) as 'likely AI-written,' while incorrectly labeling human-written text as AI-written 9% of the time (false positives)," the OpenAI employees wrote.
    • Our work on the detection of AI-generated text will continue, and we hope to share improved methods in the future

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  • Synthetic text detectors:
    • GPTZero: Princeton University student Edward Tian earlier this month announced a tool called GPTZero, noting on the tool's website that it was made for educators.
    • OpenAI itself issued a detector in 2019 alongside a large language model, or LLM, that's less sophisticated than what's at the core of ChatGPT. The new version is more prepared to handle text from recent AI systems, the employees wrote.

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