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AI writing & Turnitin

Working closely with educators, we’re rapidly innovating to address AI writing and AI-generated text.

Academic integrity in the age of AI writing

Over the years, academic integrity has been both supported and tested by technology. Today, educators are facing a new frontier with AI writing and ChatGPT.

Here at Turnitin, we believe that AI can be a positive force that, when used responsibly, has the potential to support and enhance the learning process. We also believe that equitable access to AI tools is vital, which is why we’re working with students and educators to develop technology that can support and enhance the learning process. However, it is important to acknowledge new challenges alongside the opportunities.

We recognize that for educators, there is a pressing and immediate need to know when and where AI and AI writing tools have been used by students.

Turnitin AI Innovation Lab

Welcome to the Turnitin AI Innovation Lab, a hub for new and upcoming product developments in the area of AI writing. You can follow our progress on detection initiatives for AI writing, ChatGPT, and AI-paraphrasing.

Understanding false positives within our AI writing detection capabilities

We’d like to share some insight on how our AI detection model deals with false positives and what constitutes a false positive.

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Sneak preview of Turnitin’s AI writing and ChatGPT detection​ capability

AI writing tools are developing at a rapid pace and so is Turnitin’s technology to address emerging forms of misconduct. Recently, we shared with you that we have technology that can detect AI-assisted writing and AI writing generated by tools such as ChatGPT. Today, we want to introduce you to our AI Innovation Lab to give you a first-hand glimpse of what our technology (in development) can do.

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Teaching in the age of AI writing

As AI text generators like ChatGPT quickly evolve, our educator resources will, too. Curated and created by our team of veteran educators, our resources help educators meet these new challenges. They are built for professional learning and outline steps educators can take immediately to guide students in maintaining academic integrity when faced with AI writing tools.

Turnitin AI tools in the news

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Employers are embracing A.I. but there’s a big debate in universities

Chris Caren, CEO at Turnitin, says there’s a big debate in universities and high schools on whether artificial intelligence writing programs should be allowed.

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Schools Ban ChatGPT amid Fears of Artificial-Intelligence-Assisted Cheating

U.S. educators are debating the merits and risks of a new, free artificial intelligence tool called ChatGPT, which students are using to write passable high school essays. So far, there isn’t a reliable way to catch cheating. Matt Dibble has the story.

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Positive uses of ChatGPT, technology to detect cheating explained | ABC News

As some states ban the use of ChatGPT, James Thorley from plagiarism detection service Turnitin explains how AI writes text and ways in which students can use ChatGPT positively.

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Edtech Enters Its Golden Age

My son Leo was born to ride subways. His bountiful love of public transit has resulted in way more time than I ever imagined on trains and buses across the U.S. and around the world.
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You’re Not Going to Like How Colleges Respond to ChatGPT

In the classroom of the future—if there still are any—it’s easy to imagine the endpoint of an arms race: an artificial intelligence that generates the day’s lessons and prompts, a student-deployed A.I. that will surreptitiously do the assignment, and finally, a third-party A.I. that will determine if any of the pupils actually did the work with their own fingers and brain.
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How ChatGPT will reshape the future of the high school essay

ChatGPT, an AI-powered “large language” model, is poised to change the way high school English teachers do their jobs. With the ability to understand and respond to natural language, ChatGPT is a valuable tool for educators looking to provide personalized instruction and feedback to their students.

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Meet us in person to discuss AI writing detection

You can find the Turnitin team at several upcoming events where we will discuss academic integrity and the growing adoption of AI-generated writing tools by students across the globe.

Universities Australia Conference 2023, February 22-23, Canberra, Australia
SXSW EDU, 6-9 March 2023, Austin, USA
ICAI Annual Conference, March 10-12, Indianapolis, USA
CUE,16-19 March 2023, Palm Springs, CA, USA
Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Research Integrity Network (APRI), 20-22 March 2023, Tokyo, Japan
ASU+GSV Summit, 17-19 April 2023, San Diego, USA
Digital Universities: UK, 17-20 April 2023, Leeds, UK
Digital Universities: US, 1-3 May 2023, Chicago, USA
ISTE Live 23, 25-28 June 2023, Philadelphia, PA, USA
European Network for Academic Integrity, 12-14 July 2023, Derby, UK

D2L Fusion, 12-14 July 2023, Anaheim, USA
Anthology Together, 17-20 July 2023, Nashville, USA
InstructureCon, 25-28 July, Denver, USA
World Academic Summit, 26-28 September 2023, Sydney, Australia
Digital Universities: MENA, 9-11 October, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, 9-12 October 2023, Chicago, USA
Digital Universities: Europe, 23-25 October 2023, Barcelona, Spain
THE Campus Live US, 8-9 November 2023, Los Angeles, USA
NCTE, 16-19 November 2023, Columbus, OH, USA
THE Campus Live UK, 22-23 November 2023, UK

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