OpenAI releases ‘not fully reliable’ tool to detect AI generated content

  • OpenAI have released a new classifier tool designed to detect whether text has been written by AI.
  • The tool has been trained to distinguish between text that has been written by AI and text written by a human.
  • They have warned that it is not completely reliable yet and whilst it is “impossible to reliably detect all AI-written text”, good classifier tools could pick up signs that the text was written by an AI system.
  • OpenAI states that the reliability of the tool improves as the length of the input text increases.
  • The main limitations, as reported by OpenAI, include its unreliability on text below 1000 characters, as well as misidentification of some human-written text as AI-written.
  • For more on this, please visit the Guardian’s website.

Call to stop rogue algorithms ‘pushing’ antisemitism online

  • The Antisemitism Policy Trust has highlighted how ‘unfit for purpose’ systems can spread disinformation and harmful content through search engines.
  • The Trust’s chief executive welcomed the Online Safety Bill as a first step to this. He said, “I’ve always been of the view that the bill should address the systems behind social media and internet platforms, rather than the content.”
  • He suggests that home voice technologies such as Siri, Hey Google and Alexa, should also fall under the regulation.
  • Furthermore, he urges that protection from harmful content should be the default setting rather than an opt-in feature and that people shouldn’t have to see content on antisemitism and holocaust denial, unless they actively seek to.
  • For more on this story, please visit the Independent’s website.

Down’s Syndrome discrimination: Bangor nursery apologises to pupil

  • A 5-year-old girl with Down’s Syndrome was discriminated against by her former nursery school.
  • The young girl was told she would have to start 15 minutes later than other children.
  • Her parents removed her from the school 3 months later.
  • Her family brought a case against the school with the support of the Equality Commission.
  • The school have since settled the case and apologised to the family.
  • The school have said “We will also work with the Equality Commission in ensuring that all of our policies, practices and procedures conform in all respects with national equality legislation in relation to Disability Discrimination in education, as well as best practice.”
  • For more on this story, please visit the BBC News website.