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How to Ethically Use Undetectable AI for School Assignments

AI tools have been misused in academia, leading schools to ban AI outright to protect academic integrity. However, this is not to say using AI is completely bad. With the right integration and education, they can be used ethically for assignments.
Updated April 16, 2024
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For students who struggle with research and/or writing, I imagine the option of having a computer write everything for you in seconds is very, very tempting. I honestly can’t blame schools for implementing safeguards and security measures against AI

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Just like with superpowers, there’s a right and wrong way to use them. So, the best thing we can do is advocate for ethical AI use and educate accordingly. And what better way to start than by showing you how to do so with our favorite AI tool?

Here’s how you can use Undetectable AI (the correct way!) for your assignments:

Paraphrase using Undetectable.ai Paraphraser

Sometimes, direct quotes (even though they’re formatted as direct quotes) will ping plagiarism checkers. To avoid this, you can use Undetectable.ai’s AI Paraphraser Tool to avoid originality concerns. Just remember to cite the source properly!

While Undetectable.ai’s Humanizer sticks as close to the original content as possible (in terms of length, word usage, sentence structure, etc.), the Paraphraser completely rewrites it. The original message and intent are preserved, but, more often than not, the length, word usage, and even tone changes. 

I had ChatGPT whip up a short 100-word essay so you can see the difference.

Original: 

Humanized Text:

Paraphrased Text:

Not similar at all. So if you need to rewrite a quote or excerpt for your essay, Undetectable.ai can help you do it in seconds.

Note that Undetectable.ai’s Paraphraser also humanizes the content it's rewriting so that it bypasses AI detection. You can also set the same Humanize parameters (readability level, purpose, etc.) to modify the output.

Scan Your Work with Undetectable.ai Plagiarism Checker

Undetectable.ai also has an AI Plagiarism Detector that you can use to ensure your work doesn’t come off as stolen, plagiarized, or AI. As mentioned earlier, it can happen–especially if you use a lot of direct quotes. 

Prevent Accidental AI Flagging using Undetectable.ai AI Content Checker & Humanizer

Even though Undetectable.ai is currently Forbes’ #1 AI Detector, it still has an 85%-95% accuracy rate. This can go both ways. Either it’ll mistake AI-generated content as human or it’ll flag human-authored content as AI 5% to 15% of the time.

Other AI detectors have a higher percentage of potential error. GPTZero, for instance, has a 52% accuracy rate. Copyleaks sits at 66%, and so does Content at Scale. So having your advisor run your text through other AI detectors isn’t a foolproof option.

Take this very article, for instance.

Even though I write everything from scratch, I decided to run a couple of my paragraphs through AI detectors (Copyleaks, Sapling, and ZeroGPT) to check. According to Copyleaks and Sapling, my content is, indeed, human. However, ZeroGPT thinks there’s a part of my text that’s most likely AI-generated.

This section, to be exact. 

Now, I could go in and manually rewrite this. It’s just a couple lines, after all. But if more than 50% of your text is flagged as AI, this can be time-consuming.

The best thing to do? Use Undetectable.ai’s Advanced AI Detector and Humanizer. Simply:

  1. Run your essay/report/content through the AI Detector to see if it passes as human. If it does, great! If it doesn’t, then–
  2. Have Undetectable.ai humanize it.

Like so:

It’s an easy 2-step process for a complete peace of mind. And as long as 90% - 100% of the content you’re humanizing is from you, this is an acceptable (and recommended) use of Undetectable.ai’s services.

Do Not Misuse Undetectable.ai for Academic Dishonesty

Now that we’ve covered the ethical usage of Undetectable.ai in educational assignments, let’s look at the other side. Because technology this powerful can be used with malicious intent. Ergo, educating and informing users as much as possible on the principled versus irresponsible usage of AI can help them avoid the latter. It also minimizes the chances of students claiming ignorance when they’re caught. 

Fabricating Research

Relying on generative AI platforms to do the research for you is unethical, and in fact, it’s discouraged. Aside from the obvious lack of concerted effort, you miss out on valuable knowledge and/or skills that can be learned through manual research. 

What’s more, quoting AI platforms as facts can backfire.

Generative AI like Claude and ChatGPT rely on a number of external sources for their output, like books, research papers, and the internet. They’re trained to learn patterns and recognize relationships in the data. This is how they can form coherent and (often) correct answers to prompts and queries.

However, it’s worth noting that 1) there’s a cutoff to the data these programs were trained on and 2) the technology may be prone to programming errors. 

ChatGPT (specifically GPT-3.5 Turbo), for instance, was trained on data sets up to the year 2021. So any major developments from the year 2022 onwards may not be coded in its algorithm yet. This, however, is not the case for GPT-4 (the paid option) as its latest model has training data up to December 2023 .

It’s also possible for the program to have formed incorrect or misassociated relationships. It’s a bit difficult to explain but let me try to simplify it in the following:

Say the machine is given 100 pictures of dogs taken from different angles. It’s then told that these are all dogs. So the AI will note features that appear in all photos and relate them to the word “dog;” fur, snout, two eyes, four legs, a tail, etc. 

But if, say, 70 of those pictures have the dog standing on grass, the machine might mistakenly believe that the green background is part of the dog. And so every time it sees “dog” in a prompt, it will relate it to something grassy or green.

Here’s a good real-life example of this:

Notice how I never specified a “grassy field” as the background. I simply asked for a picture of a dog.

So if you use any of Undetectable.ai’s services like its SEO Content Writer (to write your essay from scratch) or its AI Authorship Replication program (to fake a source or quote), just know there are potential pitfalls. What’s more, faking a source falls under one of Undetectable.ai’s listed prohibited activities. Tricking, defrauding, or misleading other users is a big no-no in their book. 

And if you use the platform to create falsified sources, it could be seen as an act of libel or misrepresentation against them. It could tarnish or disparage their reputation, which is also against their terms.

Think about it. Say you were a teacher, and too many of your students used Undetectable.ai unethically as their source. Wouldn’t you see the platform as a problem that must be prohibited–not a solution that can be implemented?

Feigning Comprehension

Let’s say you have to write an essay on a topic you don’t fully understand. 

Instead of doing the research or asking for help, you have generative AI write the whole essay for you—from scratch. Then, you run the AI-generated output through Undetectable.ai’s Humanizer and/or Paraphraser so that it doesn’t ping AI detection.

Finally, you run the result through Undetectable.ai’s AI Checker (plus a number of other AI detection platforms) to ensure it’s completely “human.” If it passes with flying colors, you then submit it as 100% original work.

From an ethical standpoint, you can see why this is problematic. It’s like getting the smartest kid in class to write the essay for you. You’re (1) claiming work as original when it’s not and (2) feigning your comprehension of the subject matter. 

This is demonstrably not a responsible use of Undetectable.ai’s services, and it won’t help you in your studies in the long run.

Plagiarism & Theft

Undetectable.ai’s AI Authorship Replication program is a service that allows users to replicate the tone, voice, and/or writing style of a specific author. 

Already, you can see the potential problems this can cause for academic studies.

The idea behind this tool is to help writers and marketers quickly create quality content while maintaining brand voice and style. For instance, a team of ten ghostwriters is tasked to create fifty content pieces each for a marketing campaign. All pieces must sound like they were written by one person.

Speaking from experience, it can be difficult to manually replicate someone’s tone and writing style–especially if it’s drastically different from your own!

The Authorship Replication tool, as you might imagine, makes this feat more manageable. Unfortunately, it can also be used to plagiarize someone else’s content and pass it off as your own. 

This is neither ethical, responsible, nor allowed. Undetectable.ai has a list of prohibited activities in their terms, and plagiarizing someone else’s work strikes several items on the list: 

  • Trick, defraud, or mislead others, 
  • Attempt to impersonate another person, 
  • Delete the copyright/proprietary rights from any content, and so on.

In fact, I highly recommend you refer to Section 7. Prohibited Activities listed in their Terms of Service. It’s a good litmus test to measure whether your intended use is unethical and/or violates the platform’s terms. 

Supplement, Not Replace

This is my general rule of thumb regarding AI: it should supplement, not replace, creative and academic work. You can certainly use AI to help you improve your assignments. But draw the line at having AI create your entire work. 

Again, a good test would be to check Undetectable.ai’s list of prohibited activities and use it to gauge your intent. In return for using AI ethically, platforms like Undetectable.ai can help you protect and defend your work against inaccurate AI accusations.

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