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How to Get Past AI Plagiarism (ChatGPT Detection)

I've seen so many people get caught using ChatGPT just because they try to copy & paste their direct results. It's a tool – not a replacement. Here are ways to spice up ChatGPT-generated writing and avoid getting marked as plagiarizing directly from AI
Updated September 28, 2023
a robot cheating on an exam in a classroom as 4k digital art
a robot cheating on an exam in a classroom as 4k digital art

AI-generated content produced by OpenAI's ChatGPT, have been flooding the internet since November. It's really been the biggest breakthrough in the last few years allowing content creators, marketers, and writers to draft content quickly and more efficiently than ever before.

However, as more individuals and organizations use AI for content creation, concerns about plagiarism and content duplication arise. AI Plagiarism isn't traditional plagiarism in the sense that someone is deliberately copying someone else's work. Instead, it's the inadvertent production of similar or near-identical content by different users utilizing the same AI tool.

Given that AI models like ChatGPT are trained on vast amounts of data, they tend to generate content based on patterns they've recognized. When multiple users prompt the AI with similar inputs or questions, the output can be strikingly alike, leading to unintentional duplication. You can get more creative results if you using the OpenAI Playground, but a majority of ChatGPT responses to the same question will likely produce somewhat similar content.

If you use ChatGPT to write a lot of content, you might be concerned about your results coming back as Plagiarized. Here's a few tips on how to differentiate ChatGPT & other AI writing tools to seem more human and avoid getting flagged by plagiarism detectors.

1. Adding Human Emotion & Edit ChatGPT's Output

While AI models like ChatGPT are advanced, there's one thing they don't have—human emotion. To make your content stand out and avoid AI plagiarism:

  • Incorporate Personal Experiences: Narratives grounded in real-life experiences can offer a unique spin on any topic. By weaving in personal stories or examples, you can create content that's truly one-of-a-kind. Go ahead and try to ask ChatGPT to do this and you'll get made up stories and facts – not a good luck when trying to stand out against the typical AI responses.
  • Use Descriptive Language: ChatGPT tends to generate precise, straightforward responses. Be creative, go in-depth, and expand your results waaaay beyond the realm of anything you can get out of ChatGPT. Take a paragraph you got and expand it. Use your own intuition & make your stories a lot more descriptive. Don't use words like "Furthermore" or a lot of unnecessary transition words.
  • Outlines Only: These tools really should only be used to get you 50-80% of your writing done. Hyper-personalized, custom responses are really hard to get unless you prompt ChatGPT correctly (something many people still struggle with). I'd recommend only asking for outlines or guidelines if you want to avoid getting picked up as AI-generated. You can test it with a popular AI writing detection tool if you want some further insights.

2. Use Undetectable AI Tools to Rewrite Your Content

Undetectable.ai is a platform built on altering AI-generated content to make it untraceable and undetectable from AI detection tools – aiming to make text understandable while removing the robotic trace of ChatGPT. There's other alternatives to Undetectable too, some other great tools are HideMyAI and ContentAtScale.

Here's how it can help get past AI plagiarism:

  1. Content Enhancement: Undetectable refines AI-created content, eliminating signs of machine generation, ensuring that the output maintains a natural, human-like flow and coherence. It sometimes confuses vocabulary when working with high-level writing.
  2. AI Detection Evasion: With the rise of AI content creation, tools that detect such content have also emerged. They designed the tool to bypass these detectors, ensuring content is perceived as human-authored and flows well.
  3. Style Matching: Not all human writing is the same. Whether you want content that reads like a professional research report or a casual blog post, they can adjust and mimic various human writing styles to suit your intent.
  4. Real-time Processing: For those in a hurry, it'll be nice to know you can get a revised paragraph of writing in about 30-60 seconds for most submissions
Turning ChatGPT into readable, human-like content that doesn't look like AI using Undetectable.ai
Undetectable.ai Result showing paraphrased text & rewritten paragraph when using the tool

3. Use Quillbot to Paraphrase Your Writing

QuillBot is a paraphrasing tool that can assist in rephrasing your AI-generated content. It goes a step further than Undetectable but requires a bit more work to choose what you want & don't want included in a paragraph

  • Seven Different Modes: Quillbot offers various writing modes, such as Standard, Fluency, and Creative. Each mode provides a unique spin on the content, allowing you to choose the style that best suits your needs. You can rearrange your sentences based on the context you want things in. You can do this sentence by sentence, word by word.
  • Multiple Rounds of Paraphrasing: To ensure the content remains unique, it might be a good idea to paraphrase it multiple times, using different modes. This iterative process ensures a higher degree of uniqueness. Just don't go too overboard – it will look like you just read the thesaurus for the first time and went synonym crazy

Here's what it would look like on the same paragraph from ChatGPT I used earlier:

You can see text highlighted in orange and yellow. These highlight changed words, structure changes, and other variations it made to your writing. This was created by default too, just using the Standard english paraphrase tool. Click on a word and you'll see replacements (same for sentences).

Use AI As a Tool, Not a Replacement

If there's one thing you get out of this article, it's that AI tools like ChatGPT can really provide great pointers and intros, but the actual meat of writing should come mainly from you, especially if you want to avoid getting flagged for plagiarizing with AI.

I've hired dozens of part-time writers and many of them just use ChatGPT directly to answer job post questions. It gets quite obvious seeing an almost identical job response for so many candidates in a row.

Use AI to clear up ideas, write the brief, and support what you're already best at. It's not worth getting flagged as AI & takes even longer to use the tools mentioned above if you overly rely on ChatGPT. Hope this helped!

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Written by Justin Gluska
Justin is the founder of Gold Penguin, a business technology blog that helps people start, grow, and scale their business using AI. The world is changing and he believes it's best to make use of the new technology that is starting to change the world. If it can help you make more money or save you time, he'll write about it!
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