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Plagiarism Detection


From Dr. Jenna Linskens. "I urge users to be very cautious with relying on these tools as a detection system. Many of them have been proved to be highly inaccurate in detection.  A ChatGPT generated text can be modified with just a few changes in spelling and/or grammar and successfully pass any detection. Here is a recent research paper on text detectors and their lack of ability to accurately determine text generated by large language models (LLM).  Additionally, while many use the term plagiarism for use of an LLM, it has been compared more to academic dishonesty than plagiarism. Plagiarism is the act of knowingly copying someone else’s work without giving credit to the original author, while the use of an LLM to write a 5-paragraph essay is perceived to be the same as paying someone to write a paper on your behalf and saying it is your own."

From Marilyn Dispensa: "Turnitin is beginning to have AI detection but college doesn’t have a license anymore. Whitney Gegg-Harrison of the University of Rochester wrote a long but compelling piece about the problems with AI surveillance tools like this one. Here's an excerpt:

'I don’t have any doubts at all about whose writing is most likely to be viewed with suspicion and thus sent through a tool like GPTZero, because it’s precisely the same sets of students we already subject to this kind of skepticism and policing.  My biggest concern is that schools will listen to the hype and decide to use automated detectors like GPTZero and put their students through 'reverse Turing Tests,' and I know that the students that will be hit hardest are the ones we already police the most: the ones who we think 'shouldn’t' be able to produce clear, clean prose of the sort that LLMs generate. The non-native speakers. The speakers of marginalized dialects. So I’ve been pushing against every suggestion that we should adopt these tools in academic settings.'

Against the use of GPTZero and other LLM-output detection tools "

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Recommended by Prof. Amie E. Germain

Miller, M. (2022, December 17). ChatGPT, Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence in Education. Ditch That Textbook.

Roose, K., Newton, C., Land, D., Szuchman, P., Moxley, A., Powell, D., Ittoop, E., & Lozano, M. (2023, January 13). ChatGPT Transforms a Classroom and Is ‘M3GAN’ Real? The New York Times.  Podcast with transcript (1:03).

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