How “text spinners” are used alongside generative AI: Opinion


Instructors should be aware of the ways that students are using tools to paraphrase artificial intelligence (AI) generated text, writes Elizabeth Steere (University of North Georgia). Steere writes that though instructors can increasingly use mechanisms to determine if essays were written using generative AI, these tools may be unable to determine if the student used both generative AI and “text spinners,” which are applications that humanize AI writing. Steere argues that understanding the types of AI tools and how they are marketed to students is essential for instructors, and can help them guide their students without accidentally accusing them of using AI or creating confusion by recommending a writing tool that includes generative AI.

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