Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Turnitin Plagiarism Detector Will Catch Students Who Cheat With ChatGPT With 98% Accuracy

Chronicle of Higher Education, A Plagiarism Detector Will Try to Catch Students Who Cheat With ChatGPT:

Open AI ChatGPTAs faculty continue to debate how artificial intelligence might disrupt academic integrity, the popular plagiarism-detection service Turnitin announced on Monday that its products will now detect AI-generated language in assignments.

Turnitin’s software scans submissions and compares them to a database of past student essays, publications, and materials found online, and then generates a “similarity report” assessing whether a student inappropriately copied other sources.

The company says the new feature will allow instructors to identify the use of tools like ChatGPT with “98-percent confidence.”

There is no option to turn off the feature, a Turnitin spokesperson told The Chronicle. The company has made an exception to suppress the AI detection for a select number of customers with unique needs or circumstances, but it didn’t specify for whom such exceptions would be made. The tool is available to more than 10,000 institutions, including many colleges and K-12 schools, and 2.1-million educators, according to the company.

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