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We’ve seen hundreds and thousands of GPT-3 based AI writers.
But there’s hardly any tool to detect AI-written content.
With Google’s updated spam policies that detest ‘automatically generated’ content, there’s a new tool you can rely on with 94% accuracy. It is Originality.ai
With this Originality AI review, we’ll do a comprehensive test of this AI detection tool and see if it’s right for your online business.
Why Originality AI exists?
In simple terms, the main aim of Originality AI is to detect AI written content.
Google’s disliking of AI content also makes it essential not to use AI-written content on your website.
Suppose you hire numerous content writers to write blog posts for your website. In that case, finding out no one’s submitting AI-written content becomes crucial.
Thus, the tool helps you instantly detect whether a piece of content is original or AI-written.
How to Use Originality AI?
Originality AI is a simple tool that’s incredibly cheap to use.
It works like any ‘word counter’ tool, where you enter your text, and it shows word count, character count, and paragraphs.
However, Originality AI shows the percentage of original and AI-written content.
Once you log in to Originality.ai, you’ll see the dashboard page.
Here, click the ‘New Content Scan’ button seen in the top right corner to start using the software.
On the new page, you’ll see a text box. Here, add the content you want the tool to scan.
Add your content and check the ‘Detect AI’ option if not already checked.
Originality AI also checks for plagiarism; that’s why you see a ‘plagiarism check’ option. We’ll get to the plagiarism part later in the review.
Once you copy-paste your content, you’ll see the total word count at the top right corner. It also displays how many credits the tool will consume for this check.
Once everything is done, hit the ‘Scan Now’ button to start the AI check.
Originality AI takes just a few seconds and instantly displays the result. If you’re scanning longer text, the tool requires more time for the check, but never more than 10 seconds.
The result shows the percentage of the content Originality.ai feels is AI-written and original. The result displays Originality AI’s confidence that the scanned content is generated through an AI tool that’s powered by GPT-2, GPT-J, GPT-NEO, or GPT-3.
Testing Originality AI in Various Scenarios H2
Currently, Originality.ai isn’t 100% accurate and still in beta mode. It also doesn’t have the resources and power of Google.
Hence, it’s crucial to test the tool in numerous scenarios. It gives a primary idea of what you can expect from it.
Thus, I’ll test the tool in 5 different scenarios, and you be the judge.
Test 1: Using 100% AI-written Content
At its core, GPT-3 based tools like ChatGPT or Jarvis can produce human-readable content. In several cases, the content produced by these tools is better than low-cost ‘human’ article writers.
For the first example, I jumped onto ChatGPT and prompted it to ‘write an introduction for a review article about a tool that detects AI written content, the tool’s name is Originality AI.’
I copy-pasted the ChatGPT result into Originality AI, and here’s the result.
It shows the scanned content is 94% AI and 6% original.
The result is not 100% accurate because the content is purely generated using ChatGPT. Nevertheless, it gives a significant idea that the content is AI-written.
Test 2: Random Content from DigitalGYD
In the next test, I chose a random article from DigitalGYD, which I know isn’t written using AI. Perhaps, the article is written way before AI content software took over.
I copied ~200 words of content from the random article and dropped it into Originality AI.
After a few seconds of nervousness, here’s the result:
As you can see, Originality AI detected our random content as 100% original.
To be honest, suppose you did a ‘blind’ test and asked someone if the random text is original or written by AI.
In that case, most people will hesitate to say it’s 100% original. However, kudos to Originality.ai for easily detecting it.
It also shows how good OpenAI’s GPT-3 has gotten in writing human-like content.
Test 3: AI Content with Manual Editing & Grammarly
Honestly, I got the idea for the third test through a few YouTube videos and decided to try it myself.
It’s about webmasters who generate AI-written content on a large scale for their websites. Later, they make sure Originality.ai doesn’t detect it as AI-written content.
It involves three steps:
- Write content through ChatGPT or other GPT-3 based software like Jasper or Copy AI
- Improve the content by adding facts, making sentences shorter, and taking out any fluff
- Proofreading through Grammarly
For this test, I queried ChatGPT on ‘how to become an SEO specialist.’ It responded with ~200 words of output that I’ll use for this test.
I first scanned it through Originality.ai, and as usual, the tool declared a 100% AI detection score.
In the next phase, I manually edited the article, made it tighter, and removed fluffier sentences.
Again, I scanned my manually edited text, and the result was astonishing. I got a 100% original score with manual editing.
To weed out any grammatical errors, I used Grammarly for final proofreading. I approved almost every suggestion that Grammarly recommended.
This was the result:
It showed 78% original and 22% AI.
Thus, the results for Test 3 went from 100% AI to 100% original, then 78% original and 22% AI.
Here’s what must have happened for those wondering about the changes in the final step.
Grammarly is also an AI tool (not GPT-3 powered) and made numerous corrections based on it. Hence, the change in score from 100% to 78% original.
How to Trick/Bypass Originality AI
At its core, Originality AI is a tool, and one can trick it.
As seen in Test 3, it’s a time-consuming task, but you can trick Originality.ai into thinking your text is original.
But, how can you do it quickly?
Here are two ways I found that you can trick, fool or bypass Originality AI.
Disclaimer: By no means, do I promote using the following methods. These are just for testing & experiment purposes.
Test 4: Paraphrasing with Quillbot
In this test, I carried over the exact AI-generated text used in Test 3.
I copied the text into Quillbot, a popular paraphrasing tool. Quillbot’s free version allows paraphrasing up to 125 words of text.
As mentioned above, the content generated from ChatGPT detected a 100% AI score.
However, the result was shocking once I copy-pasted the text from Quillbot to Originality AI.
From 100% AI, it went to 97% original and 3% AI.
A simple paraphrasing tool is good enough to fool Originality AI.
But the main question is: can you fool Google with it?
Note: I did several tests will the Quillbot method, and it’s a hit-and-miss scenario. In some cases, Originality AI detected both versions as AI. In other cases, it also found Quillbot paraphrased version as AI too. Hence, this method cannot always trick Originality AI.
Test 5: Using Second Person Tone of Voice
In this test, I asked ChatGPT to ‘write me a book summary of Atomic Habits by James Clear.’
It wrote me a meaty 200 words summary. I tested this text in Originality AI, and it shows 24% original and 76% AI.
After this test, I returned to ChatGPT and asked it to rewrite the same book summary in a second-person tone of voice.
Again when I did the content scan, this was the result:
It shows 96% original and 4% AI.
As a result, it didn’t require any external tool or manual editing to trick Originality AI.
Thanks to my curiosity, the next day I did this same test once more. I again promoted ChatGPT to write ‘Atomic Habits book summary’ and further rewrite it in the second person tone of voice.
And to my surprise, the tool detected both versions as 100% AI-written.
Note: I did several variations of this test with various prompts. I found Originality.ai detects AI text 7/10 times with the second-person tone of voice.
Originality.ai Plagiarism Check
For the uninitiated, Originality AI also offers plagiarism checks alongside AI detection.
To keep things fair, I decided to find content from random sites to test the plagiarism check functionality.
Thus, I went to Jumpstick.app, which displays random web pages based on our selected categories. On this site, you can choose various categories like pets, money, yoga, etc., and it will display categorically-related webpages.
Jumpstick displayed 10 random web pages, and I tested a few paragraphs from each webpage for plagiarism on Originality AI.
To make things interesting, I also included Copyscape premium for the same plagiarism test.
These are the results:
|Plagiarism Check Test||Originality AI||Copyscape|
As you can see, Originality AI’s plagiarism checker found 7 out of 10 pages positive for plagiarism. On the other hand, Copyscape only found 6 pages of plagiarism positive.
Apparently, the above test uses a small sample size. Things can get more interesting when we test 100 or 1000 pages.
Originality.ai Pricing 2023
Originality AI doesn’t have a pricing plan. Instead, it uses a credit system to use its services.
After creating a new account, you must first recharge your account with $20 worth of credits.
$20 gives you 2,000 credits, enough to check 200,000 words of AI detection or plagiarism check. You can also perform both tests together on a use-by-use case.
Originality AI charges 1 credit or $0.01 for every 100 words of AI or plagiarism check. Thus, if you’re doing both tests simultaneously, you’ll spend 2 credits for 100 words.
Pros & Cons of Originality AI
- Accurate 9 out of 10 times
- Extremely cheap to use, can detect up to 200,000 words of AI content with $20 credits
- Allows adding team members without any additional charges
- Easy-to-use interface
- Built-in plagiarism check
- Not 100% accurate, hence can be tricked in several instances
- Currently, it’s an MVP (minimum viable product), and the price might increase after the beta testing ends
- No free trial, and requires a $20 upfront payment to start using the product
Conclusion: Originality AI Review 2023
I hope this Originality AI review helped you learn more about the tool and its usage.
As you can see, it does a good job of detecting AI-written content. It’s not 100% accurate, nor does the tool claim that.
Besides AI detection, it also checks for plagiarism and is extremely cheap to use.
Let us know in the comments what you think about the tool. Plus, what’s your experience if you’ve used it before?