OpenAI Discontinues AI Text Classifier

Jul 20th, 2023Product
  • OpenAI introduced an AI classifier aimed to distinguish between AI-written and human-written text.

  • The classifier was taken offline on July 20, 2023, due to low accuracy, marking 26% true positives and 9% false positives.

  • Limitations included poor performance on short texts, different languages, predictable text, and possible evasion by editing AI-written text.

  • OpenAI is seeking feedback and working on more effective text provenance techniques to improve the classifier.

  • The classifier's development, its impact on educators, and ongoing engagement with stakeholders are discussed.