While technology is behind the problem, it may also be the solution. In April 2023, Turnitin, the Software as a Service plagiarism detection tool used widely by schools at all levels of education since 1998, released AI-writing detection capabilities as part of its platform. This AI-detection tool identifies text that has been “assembled” by a software program to complement the anti-plagiarism subscription service found in over 16,000 schools and universities worldwide.

Rather than block suspected text, the tool flags it for the teacher’s review and is intended to generate discussions between teachers and students on the appropriate use of AI-generated content….Read David’s article in Datamation here.