ChatGPT is currently a popular topic as we encounter a new level of AI-based chat. However, given the various ways in which AI is tested, the question of whether ChatGPT produces plagiarism-free output is on many people’s minds.
ChatGPT can create applications that communicate in a manner that appears to be human-like. However, plagiarism is one way to measure the “originality” of text, whether that be for evaluating the effectiveness of a chatbot or identifying unknown AI-generated text.
Chat GPT and plagiarism
Unfortunately for those looking to easily identify AI, engines with advanced language learning capabilities are sophisticated and the latest chatbots do not rely on copying and pasting chunks of text into a response. Even though these applications may not be widespread yet and some may still seem clunky.
ChatGPT’s use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) sets it apart, making it likely impossible to identify its text just by looking at it.
However, as NPR noted in a December report on AI and plagiarism, OpenAI has indicated its commitment to preventing AI plagiarism and other malicious applications. In one way, if ChatGPT generates plagiarism-free output, it can be considered a success in its development. But it also raises concerns regarding integrity, potential cheating, and more.
OpenAI is addressing this issue by developing a “watermark” that will indicate when text has been generated by AI.
Chat GPT Plagiarism Score
Is ChatGPT plagiarism-free? It is difficult to say for certain. Turnitin, a company that provides solutions to ensure originality in writing, claims it can detect AI-generated writing by tools like ChatGPT using its technology.
On the other hand, some reports suggest that text generated by ChatGPT scores as low as 5% for plagiarism when tested. For some tools, a score below 20% is considered “acceptable.” However, the outcome will depend on the tool used and the type of text.
Is AI content plagiarism free?
There may be a conflict between morality and capability when it comes to AI content and plagiarism. While AI content that passes plagiarism tests can be considered well-developed and engineered, the key question is whether being plagiarism-free is a positive thing for AI content.
OpenAI’s development of a watermark to identify text generated by ChatGPT seems like a logical step. Developing AI applications that can interact with humans in a human-like manner is one thing, but ensuring they are not deceiving is also important.
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