And what’s that trick, you ask? Meet OpenAI’s Playground.
It uses the same model as ChatGPT, but allows you to tweak the settings.
Compare a few sentences from two AI-generated texts, first from ChatGPT, then from OpenAI’s Playground with custom settings:
The ocean is a vast and mysterious body of water that covers most of our planet. It’s home to an incredible variety of life, from tiny plankton to massive whales. The ocean helps regulate the Earth’s climate, generates half of the oxygen we breathe, and provides a source of food for billions of people.
The ocean is an incredible environment. Its vastness and complexity are both awe-inspiring and mysterious. From the depths of the Mariana Trench to the mysteriously beautiful bioluminescent dinoflagellates found in deeper waters, the ocean is filled with amazing creatures, mysteries and secrets yet to be uncovered.
Again, these used the exact same prompt, yet one was marked as AI-generated and the other as human-generated. Not only does this show that the detectors can be fooled, but it also shows that most people aren’t using these tools to their full potential.
That’s why we’re pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative: the AI Writing Lab.
Starting next month, all of our certificate UX writing courses, including the
UX Writing Academy, will include new lessons about incorporating AI tools into a UX writing practice.
If you follow this newsletter, you know we’ve been following AI writing from its outset. We’ve been early adopters and now, we want to share what we’ve learned.
Early-bird enrollment is now open for our April cohort. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, join the first and only UX writing program to teach AI writing tools.
In other AI news, Google and Bing are now in fierce competition to incorporate AI into their search engines. You know times are strange if
we’re talking about Bing other than to say, “Bill Gates doesn’t even use Bing.”