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Friday, January 20, 2023

Tools for Spotting Bots

 Question I just asked, how easy and accurate is it to spot bots?  Got a first answer ... that it depends, but for now skepticism is best, and consider the specific risk involved. 

Is It Human or AI? Tools Help Spot the Bots,  By The Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2023

Skepticism is an important detection method for AI-generated content.

Researchers are developing tools that can identify content created by bots like OpenAI's ChatGPT, which generates text that can be difficult to distinguish from works created by humans. These bot-detection tools come amid concerns that students could use ChatGPT to pass off artificial intelligence (AI)-generated essays as their own work and that workers could use such tools as shortcuts.

GPTZero, developed by Princeton University student Edward Tian, assesses text to determine the likelihood of it being AI-generated. Irene Solaiman of Hugging Face, a company that offers a similar tool, says signs of repetition or inaccuracies also can help spot AI-generated content. "Sometimes you can tell with a language model that it's misunderstanding modern data, misunderstanding time frames," Solaiman says.

Meanwhile, the Detect Fakes project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, provides an exercise to help users identify "deepfakes." However, as AI advances, these tools must be updated.

From The Wall Street Journal  

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