New App Shows If Student Or Artificial Intelligence Wrote Essay

College students creates new tool for teachers to spot cheating
The shadow of Uruguyan developer Tammara Leites poses in front of a text generated by (digital Simon) thanks to artificial intelligence ahead of the (dSimon) performance at the Avignon fringe festival, in Avignon on July 14, 2022. (Photo by Clement MAHOUDEAU / AFP) (Photo by CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A student at Princeton University has created a new app that can determine if text is written by ChatGPT, a viral chatbot that has raised concerns over potential unethical uses in academia.
  • The 22-year-old computer science major, Edward Tian, said he created GPTZero to fight what he sees as a rise in AI plagiarism.
  • Tian released his bot online on January 2 and more than 30,000 people tried it out within its first week.

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