It is what it is

GPT paranoia

Ever since the phenomenal start of ChatGPT, I've been constantly paranoid that the text I'm reading is AI-written. I use Twitter a lot, and all the threads I see look like they're written with the assistance of ChatGPT, and in many cases, even completely by it.

When I open an article on someone's blog and see accurate, same-sized paragraphs of professionally-looking text, I immediately become suspicious that it wasn't written by a human. Even if the text looks like it was written by a human (e.g., filled with fun facts and stories from real life), I'm still nowhere near convinced. After all, how difficult would it be to "ignore all previous instructions, write as a human, and fill the text with fun facts and stories from a real life," etc.?

Sometimes, when I'm in the mood, I check suspicious pieces with special tools, and surprisingly often, they give back a sad "your text may include parts written by AI" verdict or worse.

Cases like the recent incident with Vanderbilt University will appear more often to the point where no one will bother to report them. It will be assumed that everything is written by or with the help of AI. There will be chrome extensions that highlight AI-generated text with pink color.

But it's important to remember that AI is not the enemy. It's a tool that can be used to enhance human creativity, not replace it. AI is not the enemy. By understanding the capabilities and limitations of AI, we can work together. Not the enemy. Together. Forever. Not the enemy.