After launching AI chatbot — ChatGPT, the Microsoft-backed AI research and deployment company OpenAI has now launched a new tool called ‘The AI Text Classifier; which can detect AI-generated content.
The AI Text Classifier is a fine-tuned GPT model that predicts whether a piece of text was generated by AI from a variety of sources, such as ChatGPT.
“This classifier is available as a tool to spark discussions on AI literacy,” the company said on the new tool’s page.
According to the company, AI Text Classifier’s reliability typically improves as the length of the input text increases.
Compared to a previously released classifier, this new tool is significantly more reliable on text from more recent AI systems.
Also, the classifier has a number of important limitations. It should not be used as a primary decision-making tool, but instead as a complement to other methods of determining the source of a piece of text.
The classifier is very unreliable on short texts (below 1,000 characters). Even longer texts are sometimes incorrectly labeled by the classifier.
Sometimes the human-written text will be incorrectly but confidently labeled as AI-written by our classifier.
“We recommend using the classifier only for English text. It performs significantly worse in other languages and it is unreliable on code," the website reads.