‘According to results of their own research, (the system) helped to improve the detection-rate of forged text from 54 percent to 72 percent’
Computer generated text has ‘tells’ that distinguish it from human writing, reports THE DAILY MAIL. Researchers at Harvard and MIT found that computers are more likely to use predictable words. The findings could help flag fake texts.
- Researchers parsed texts and coded the results using colours, green for ‘predictable’ and other colours for less obvious words. Computer-generated text shows up as a higher ratio of green. Human writing shows up as a balanced mixture.
- Language used by humans tends to be more unconventional, either in individual word choices or how they are arranged in a phrase or sentence.
The researchers say their system works on smaller texts and is not intended for a large scale. The project concentrated on text and not video.
AI tool that can spot text written by a machine could spell the end of fake news, false reviews and phony social media accounts
DAILY MAIL | July 30, 2019 | by Peter Lloyd
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