AI Detectors Don’t Work: Here’s Proof

In an open letter to employers and educators, OpenAI recently stated that “No detectors “reliably distinguish between AI-generated and human-generated content.

They’re right, of course.

An endless amount of evidence has shown that AI detectors falsely flag human-generated contact on a regular basis. These false positives get honest writers fired and honest students in trouble at school.

The biggest offenders? Originality,ai, Passed AI, Sapling, AI Detector Pro, GPTZero, Crossplag, OpenAI Output Detector (Hugging Face), Kazan SEO, Content at Scale, Winston A. — All of which charge companies and educators monthly subscriptions to essentially mistake honest, human-written content for AI-generated content.

Below, you’ll find a collection of evidence exposing these unreliable tools. We encourage writers to show this resource to educators or employers should they become the victim of a false positive.

1) US constitution flagged as AI generated content by ChatGPT detector – ARS TECHNICA

2) AI Content Detectors Don’t Work, and That’s a Big Problem – MakeUseOf

3) AI detectors suffer from false positives – What to do when you’re accused – Washington Post

4) OpenAI confirms that AI writing detectors don’t work – ARS TECHNICA

5) Vanderbilt University discontinues use of AI detectors – “We do not believe that AI detection software is an effective tool that should be used.” – Vanderbilt University

6) AI Detectors Don’t Work – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

7) Turnitin admits there are some cases of higher false positives in AI writing detection tool – K12Dive

8) International team of academics finds that AI-detection tools are “neither accurate nor reliable.” – Inside Higher Education

9) Detecting AI may be impossible – Washington Post

10) She Was Falsely Accused of Cheating With AI — And She Won’t Be the Last – Rolling Stone

11) Universities are ditching AI detection software amid fears students could be falsely accused – Business Insider

12) Researchers: Tools to Detect AI-Generated Content Just Don’t Work – Virtualization and Cloud Review

13) Don’t use AI detectors for anything important – Fortune Magazine