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Shelly Palmer

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

OpenAI, the creators of popular generative AI platforms ChatGPT and DALL-E 2, says the tool it developed to detect content written by AI only works 26% of the time: “While it is impossible to reliably detect all AI-written text, we believe good classifiers can inform mitigations for false claims that AI-generated text was written by a human.” I would not classify a classifier that fails three-quarters of the time as a “good classifier.” Just sayin’.

Considering what OpenAI had to say, I thought I’d ask ChatGPT a question: “What are the consequences of not being able to detect if a piece of content was written by ChatGPT or another generative AI platform?” Here’s what ChatGPT “thinks”:

If it’s not possible to detect whether a piece of content was written by ChatGPT or another generative AI platform, there could be several consequences, including:

  1. Misinformation and fake news: If people can’t distinguish between AI-generated content and human-generated content, they may be misled by false information and fake news.
  2. Confusion and distrust: If it becomes increasingly difficult to determine the source and authenticity of information, it could lead to confusion and distrust in the accuracy of information being shared.
  3. Impact on authorship and originality: AI-generated content could be passed off as original work, which could impact the recognition and compensation of human authors.
  4. Ethical considerations: There are ethical concerns related to the use of AI-generated content, such as accountability for the content generated and the potential for AI systems to perpetuate biases and stereotypes.

It’s important for society to address these consequences and to develop methods for detecting AI-generated content to ensure the accuracy, authenticity, and ethical use of information.

Do you agree with ChatGPT? I’m going to talk about this today on the Shelly Palmer #Web3Wednesday Livestream at 12:15 p.m. ET on YouTube Live. I’m also going to talk about who owns generative AI, the future of generative synthetic media and how it will upend current content and media production techniques. I’ll also show you some examples of an amazing AI tool that translates text to music. Set your reminder here.