The Rise of AI Writing: My Guide On How to Spot The Difference
How to spot AI text?
I’ve been following the advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) for a while now, and I’m always amazed at the ability of AI to write articles and reports and even create content.
But a lot of people seem to be asking, “How do you spot AI text or content?” or “Can AI content be detected?” Even claiming that the AI’s writing is fake! I know, Sometimes it’s difficult to tell when AI writes text from humans.
Therefore, I’ll share my observations on spotting AI writing without AI detection tools in this post.
Variable Writing Style
The first thing I typically observe when reading content produced by AI is inconsistent writing.
AI algorithms could change the language, tone, and sentence structure, making reading feel disjointed or unpleasant.
Absence of Bias and Emotional Tone
Another thing I’ve seen is how AI writing lacks human bias and an emotional tone. Because AI algorithms don’t have personal experiences or perspectives, their writing frequently lacks the empathy, comedy, or other emotional undertones that you might expect from humans.
Grammar and syntax mistakes
Despite advances in AI technology, text produced by AI can still have grammatical and syntactic mistakes that human writers would normally want to avoid.
These mistakes might be as trivial as typos or as complicated as grammatical problems.
Use of Unfamiliar Phrases and Words
I have come across strange terms or phrases that are not frequently used in human writing when reading AI-generated content.
The use of unfamiliar words can make the writing appear stiff or unnatural and reveal that an AI system produced the material.
Lack of creativity and originality
The absence of originality and creativity in AI writing compared to human writing is another factor to watch out for.
AI algorithms frequently use rules and patterns to generate text, which can result in stock photos and information or repetitive wording.
Here is a recent piece of AI content I recently came across.
In 2023, an article found on CNET titled “What Is Compound Interest?” was produced by AI. The article is accessible here. https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/banking/what-is-compound-interest/
There were some inaccuracies in the article, which were corrected a few weeks later.
It can be difficult to spot AI writing, but if you pay attention to the critical clues I’ve provided, you can tell if a human or an AI computer created the text you’re reading.
Even if artificial intelligence (AI) technology is developing quickly, human writers can still write with feeling, uniqueness, and creativity.
Always exercise caution, investigate the information source, and confirm the accuracy of the material before accepting it as true.