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  • Writer's pictureSture Edvardsen

ChatGPT – How to avoid the plagiarism trap

Generative AI is all the rage now thanks to ChatGPT (and others).

Now, while ChatGPT opens a world of possibilities, this new technology isn’t foolproof and without flaws – especially when it comes to generating original content.

One of the main issues here is the risk of plagiarism, as ChatGPT tends to reuse text created by others.

To test this, I asked ChatGPT to write an article and checked the text it produced for plagiarism using the free tool Plagiarism Checker by Grammarly.

It reported “Significant plagiarism found”.

Now, that’s bad!

Because it means you cannot trust the ChatGPT output to be original right off the bat.

So, to see if I could get ChatGPT to produce original content, I then used the prompt “Please rewrite your article in your own words”.

When checking the rewritten text for plagiarism using the same free tool Plagiarism Checker by Grammarly, I got this …

Much better!

This indicates that it is possible to have ChatGPT produce original content.

You just need to be aware of the plagiarism issue and take those extra steps to ensure that the ChatGPT text you’re publishing is original.

Also, you might consider informing your reader that the text is created by ChatGPT.

As a business owner or CEO, you should ensure this is handled in the AI section of your digital strategy.


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