Tuesday, February 28, 2023
University Business, Plagiarism Catcher Turnitin Announces ‘State-of-the-Art’ AI Writing Detector:
Does artificial intelligence have a place in the classroom? That’s yet to be decided as generative AI tools, namely ChatGPT, continue to rock the higher education sphere. What we do know is that efforts to curb cheating have steadily increased since its inception.
OpenAI, the chatbot’s creator, launched its own AI-writing detector several weeks ago, yet it’s not 100% accurate, according to the company. They recommend that the classified not be the sole indicator of plagiarism, but instead “as a complement to other methods of determining the source of a piece of text.”
Most recently, the well-known plagiarism catcher Turnitin announced that it has successfully developed a generative AI detector that is capable of identifying 97% of text written by ChatGPT with a less than 1% false positive rate. It is expected to be available as early as April 2023.
“Based on how our detection technology is performing in our lab and with a significant number of test samples, we are confident that Turnitin’s AI writing detection capabilities will give educators information to help them decide how to best handle work that may have been influenced by AI writing tools,” said Chief Product Officer Annie Chechitelli in a statement.
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:
- A Human Being Wrote This Law Review Article: GPT-3 And The Practice Of Law (May 11, 2022)
- The Implications Of OpenAI’s Assistant For Legal Services And Society (Dec. 7, 2022)
- ChatGPT And Law School Exams (Dec. 29, 2022)
- GPT Will Soon Be Able To Pass The Multistate Bar Exam (Jan. 5, 2023)
- Using ChatGPT To Write Law School Exams, Bar Exams, And Strategic Plans (Jan. 11, 2023)
- ChatGPT Gets B|B- Grade On Wharton MBA Exam (Jan. 24, 2023)
- ChatGPT Gets C+ Grade On Four Minnesota Law School Exams (C- In Tax) (Jan. 24, 2023)
- The Rise Of The Robotic Tax Analyst (Jan. 27, 2023)
- Ryznar: Exams In The Time Of ChatGPT (Feb. 1, 2023)
- Bishop Posts Two Papers On ChatGPT (Feb. 8, 2023)
- ChatGPT Almost Passed The Bar, But Competent Lawyers Do Much More (Feb. 23, 2023)
- It’s Not Just Our Students: ChatGPT Is Coming For Faculty Scholarship (Feb. 25, 2023)