Use AI to determine whether a text is generated or real in Chrome

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 19, 2019
Updated • Nov 19, 2019
Google Chrome, Google Chrome extensions

GPTrue or False is an extension for the Google Chrome web browser that uses AI to determine the probability of texts being genuine or generated by AI.

Update: it is also available for Firefox.

The capabilities of AI have increased significantly in recent years. From humble beginnings -- anyone remember Little Computer People on the Commodore C-64 -- to AI that is writing pop songs, the generation of deepfakes, or AI that writes text automatically.

It may not always be possible to determine whether text or other content has been generated by an artificial intelligence or by a human.

GPTrue or False is a Chrome extension that may be used to detect whether text is generated or written by humans. The extension is based on GTP-2 and may provide probabilities for texts generated with Open AI's with higher accuracy. It works with any text that you want to analyze but the outcome may not be as accurate.

To use it, you'd simply install the extension in Google Chrome or another Chromium-based web browser that supports Google Chrome extensions. The installer adds an icon to the Chrome address bar that you interact with.

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A click on the icon reveals how the extension works. You need to select at least 50 words of text on the active page, click on the extension icon and then on the "determine realness" button to have it analyzed.

The extension adds the outcome of the analysis to the actual page. Text and color indicate the probability that text is real or computer generated

The analysis itself is quick and I did not run into any technical issues during tests. It takes a second or two to return the result to the page.

The extension works well with Open AI computer generated text that uses GPT-2. You can use the system to generate texts on the Talk To Transformer page.

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The extension returns low "realness" probabilities for these generated texts. If you use the extension to check texts generated by other algorithms / AIs, you may notice that it is not nearly as accurate when it comes to those.

Closing Words

GPTrue or False is an interesting extension for Google Chrome that predicts whether texts that you have it analyzed are computer generated or written by human beings. The extension works well if the text is generated using GPT-2 but falls short if it is generated using other AIs/algorithms. It would become more useful if the developer would turn it into a universal detector.

Now You: What is your take on computer generated texts?

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  1. Anonymous of Course said on November 20, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I dare anyone to run this extension on some of “Tom Hawacks” comments! :P

  2. Emil said on November 20, 2019 at 7:59 am

    I always thought clickfarm prose was written by starving chinese students. There you go, AI does it better and cheaper.

  3. 99 said on November 19, 2019 at 11:05 am
    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 19, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Thank you! Added the info.

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