Artificial Intelligence & Plagiarism
AI-Based Plagiarism Detection Comes to Open Source LMS
Open LMS, an open-source learning management system, is getting new plagiarism detection capabilities via Copyleaks, which uses artificial intelligence to detect potential problems with students' work, including plagiarism and text generated by AI platforms like ChatGPT.
According to Open LMS: "Copyleaks uses advanced AI to detect AI-generated content, including outputs from cutting-edge AI tools such as ChatGPT-4. It also detects various forms of plagiarism while accounting for a wide range of common detection-evasion tactics such as hidden characters, paraphrasing, and even image-based text plagiarism. Through these methods, the tool provides institutions and organizations with a deeper understanding of the composition of submitted content while exposing attempts to deceive detection software."
Copyleaks can ingest work in more than 100 languages and can detect plagiarized work from sources in 30 languages. It searches for content from 60 trillion websites, more than 16,000 open-access journals, and various source code repositories.
The capabilities of Copyleaks' tools are now available to Open LMS users.
Both Open LMS and Copyleaks are used in a wide variety of settings, including academic, corporate, and non-profits.
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