OpenAI appears to have quietly discontinued its AI detection tool, which allowed users to check if a piece of text was written by a human or by artificial intelligence (AI) services. It used to work for content generated by OpenAI's ChatGPT as well as other generative AI text services. The company on July 20 added an update to the product announcement page, noting that "the AI classifier is no longer available due to its low rate of accuracy" (emphasis ours). This shouldn't come as a surprise as OpenAI has been skeptical about its AI detection tool from the get-go, noting that the "classifier is not fully reliable" and it "is impossible to reliably detect all AI-written text," when the tool was launched in January this year. OpenAI, however, added that is "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." Why does this matter: The discontinuation of the AI detection tool reiterates the fact that distinguishing AI-generated content from human-generated content is hard and is only going to get harder as AI technology advances. This is going to be one of the most significant challenges when dealing with how to regulate AI because without being able to determine the provenance of a piece of content, dealing with fake or false information, deep fakes, and other kinds of fraud or deception will be harder. Article continues below ⬇, you might also…
- Allahabad HC Declines Man’s Request to Quash Criminal Proceedings for Facebook Posts Against Indian PM, Army December 11, 2023
- UK competition regulator to look into Microsoft, OpenAI partnership December 11, 2023
- India’s Data Consumption Soars in 2023: TRAI Report Highlights December 11, 2023
- Interview: Advocate Chaitanya Rohilla on why he filed a petition against deepfakes at the Delhi High Court December 11, 2023
- EU countries reach provisional agreement on the Artificial Intelligence Act December 11, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...
Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...
RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.
Straw man fallacy: IT Ministers’ defence of government exemptions in data protection law misses the point
Both the IT Minister and the IT Minister of State have chosen to avoid the actual concerns raised, and have instead defended against lesser...
The Central Board of Film Certification found power outside the Cinematograph Act and came to be known as the Censor Board. Are OTT self-regulating...
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...