Tools to discern between real and AI

post by Daniele De Nuntiis (daniele-de-nuntiis) · 2024-05-13T09:18:46.382Z · LW · GW · 2 comments

This is a question post.


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What are the best ways to figure out if someone who contacted you / a piece of text / an image is AI generated?


answer by Davidmanheim · 2024-05-13T15:34:07.970Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

There aren't good ways to do this automatically for text, and state of the art is rapidly evolving.

For photographic images which contain detailed images humans or contain non-standard objects with details, there are still some reasonably good heuristics for when AIs will mess up those details, but I'm not sure how long they will be valid for.


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comment by Viliam · 2024-05-13T13:35:45.568Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Technical answers are likely to be obsolete in a few months when the next versions of AIs are published.

In the meanwhile, if a person you know calls you, ask them about some experience you had together that wasn't documented in writing.

A piece of text... maybe Ctrl+F "as a large language model"? :D

An image... count how many fingers on each hand, and how many hands on each person.

comment by Dagon · 2024-05-14T03:55:21.851Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Almost nothing is real. Even non-ai text or images are often false or misleading. Almost everything is real, in that a human decided to cause it to happen.