Turnitin’s AI detector: Higher-than-expected false positives

From Inside Higher Ed: “When the product was released in April, Turnitin promoted it as having a less than 1 percent false positive rate. Now, the company has not disclosed the new document-level false positive rate. … When Turnitin’s AI-detection tool reports that a piece of writing has a less than 20 percent chance of having been written by a machine, it has a higher incidence of false positives, according to the statement. Now, the company will add an asterisk with a message casting some doubt on such results.”

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