Back in March 2023, OpenAI launched a tool called AI Text Classifier that helps users to identify whether a text has been written by AI or not.
However, after facing a lot of criticism over providing inaccurate results, OpenAI finally decided to close it.
By updating one of their existing blog post, OpenAI says:
“As of July 20, 2023, the AI classifier is no longer available due to its low rate of accuracy. We are working to incorporate feedback and are currently researching more effective provenance techniques for text, and have made a commitment to develop and deploy mechanisms that enable users to understand if audio or visual content is AI-generated.”
Earlier, OpenAI’s text classifier was opening at this link address: https://platform.openai.com/ai-text-classifier but the same page is now empty.
The abrupt closure of OpenAI’s made AI Text Classifier shows the ongoing challenges in the AI detection system.
The continued advancement in AI technology also needs a parallel advancement in technology that can detect it.
But, it seems like that is not happening.
The development of AI detection tools is lagging behind the rapidly developing Generative AI tools.
What are the consequences that might arise due to lack of AI detection systems?
The potential consequences due to lack of AI detection systems or systems that provide inaccurate results are:
- An original work might be flagged mistakenly by the detection system that would be problematic for human writers.
- If we don’t have a system that can differentiate between a human written or AI written text, then the amount of AI generated content might rise on the web. Which means a lot of non-unique data on the web that causes the problem of redundancy.
- The lack of AI detection tools will cause the rise of misinformation which would be problematic in the long run.
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