How AI Detection Can Get You In Trouble Even If You Didn't Use AI

How AI Detection Can Get You In Trouble Even If You Didn't Use AI

ChatGPT has quickly taken over the world. It’s become so embedded in our culture, in fact, that many industries have been forced to adapt. But none have gone on a more drastic change than our education industry.

Students have been using ChatGPT to cheat their way to higher grades. This has led to the development of AI detectors, which proved to be a good band-aid solution for some educators. But there’s a different side to this. Something that I believe is widely overlooked, but is equally worth talking about.

What happens if you’re falsely accused of using AI? More importantly, why does that happen and what can you do about it? All that, and more, in this article.

The Rise of AI Detection Tools

With the rise of ChatGPT came a pressing question, “how can we separate human writing from AI writing?” And the answer came in the form of AI detection tools.

Two of the earliest AI detectors in the market are OpenAI’s Classifier and TurnItIn. The former was discontinued because of its low accuracy while the latter’s still hanging on for better or worse, but we’ll get to that later.

Today, there’s no shortage of AI detection tools, free or otherwise. You’ve got the staples like Copyleaks, GPTZero, and Originality. Then you’ve got the worthy challengers like Sapling, Content At Scale, and Crossplag. There’s just so many of them that I can’t help but wonder…