Edward Tian the creator of the program that detects bot-written content in ChatGPT, has said that he would keep a free version of ZeroGPT available, despite being contacted by Turnitin and other firms.
Edward Tian is a college student who claims to have created an app called GPTZero that can detect if the content was authored by the ChatGPT chatbot. The app quickly went viral and received over 5 million views on its first tweet.
The purpose of GPTZero is to address the issue of how fast and reliable academic writing may be used to circumvent anti-plagiarism software and cheat in tests. The app examines a calculation of “perplexity” and “burstiness” to identify whether the material was created by AI.
The app uses a calculation of “perplexity” which assesses the intricacy of a text, and “burstiness” which analyzes the variance of phrases, to identify whether the material was created by artificial intelligence.
The more familiar the text is to the bot, which has been educated on comparable data, the more likely it is that it was created by AI.
With the success of GPTZero, Edward is now focusing on improving the capabilities of the app and scaling it out fully. He is determined to make GPTZero the go-to app for detecting AI-generated content in academic writing.
Edward Tian was born and raised in the United States. He is 22 years old as of 2023 and he is of mixed ethnicity, being of Asian-American descent. Not much is known about his childhood, but it can be assumed that he had a passion for technology from a young age.