How Can Humans Detect AI Writing? These Penn Researchers have Some Tips

If a group of people is presented with a body of text, will they be able to spot the human-written passages over the AI-generated ones?

The answer is, well — maybe.

AI detection work is at the center of a University of Pennsylvania study in its School of Engineering and Applied Science. Chris Callison-Burch, an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, along with Liam Dugan and Daphne Ippolito, two Ph.D. students in the program, tested this question over the course of about a year.