Asked ChatGPT if there is a way to differentiate between AI- and human-produced text:
Consistency and Repetition: AI-generated content may exhibit a high level of consistency and lack of variation. Humans tend to introduce more diversity in writing style, word choice, and tone over time.
Me: I do find that AI sounds too “perfect.”
Complexity and Creativity: While AI can generate coherent and factually accurate content, it may struggle with producing highly creative or deeply insightful work. Humans often bring personal experiences and emotions into their writing, which can be challenging for AI to replicate convincingly.
Me: The unpredictable is key here. AI is very logical, but like Spock, it may not know when logic or creativity is needed.
Grammar and Syntax: AI models are generally proficient in grammar and syntax, but they may occasionally make subtle errors that native speakers would catch. However, these errors are becoming increasingly rare with advancements in AI language models.
Me: Yeah, it’s becoming better, much like the crappy language of yesterday’s phishing emails.
Context and Logic: AI-generated content can sometimes lack a deep understanding of context and logic. While it can generate plausible-sounding sentences, it may not consistently maintain logical coherence throughout an entire piece of writing.
Me: Even though it does have logical “1-2-3 points” it can break sometimes.
Repetitive Phrases or Themes: Some AI models may unintentionally reuse specific phrases or themes more often than humans would. This repetition can sometimes be a clue.
Me: Variety is the spice of life.
Inhuman Speed: If content is generated extremely quickly in response to complex queries, it could be a sign that it’s AI-generated. Humans usually take more time to compose thoughtful and detailed responses.
Me: AI may be “too fast.” The quick answer may be good for the meeting coming up at 2 p.m., but some reflection in the way of customized answers may be in order.
Bias or Inappropriate Content: AI models can sometimes produce biased or inappropriate content if they have been exposed to biased training data. Detecting unusual biases in content may suggest AI involvement.
Me: With moral or ethical judgments, write your own content.
Metadata: Checking metadata, such as timestamps and source information, can sometimes reveal whether content was generated by an AI tool or authored by a human.
Me: Never assume the content you get back is free from copyright claims.
Author Attribution Tools: Some organizations and researchers are developing tools and techniques to identify AI-generated content. These tools may analyze writing patterns, linguistic features, or other characteristics to determine authorship.
Me: Unfortunately not particularly effective so far.