How do AI detection tools work? – Complete Guide


It is impossible to scroll on Instagram without seeing any post mentioning how AI is changing the world. With the introduction of ChatGPT, the world has moved to AI, and it is becoming an integral part of our lives.

As it’s becoming a real-life sci-fi movie, I don’t think AI would replace human writers. But, a question arises: should content writers use AI? How would it impact their skills?  

My answer is yes. Content writers should use AI tools but with some limitations. They are advised to use AI tools but should have a personal human touch to make sure the content feels personalized for the readers. 

Now, more questions arise: can AI-written content be detectable using AI detectors? How do these tools work? How do they identify whether the content is human or AI-written?

Honestly, the answer is no. AI-written content is only sometimes detectable because AI tools use prediction patterns. As more language models are used, separating the robotics content from human-written ones is impossible.

What is the importance of AI Text Detection?

People use AI to create content in different fields, such as academics, digital marketing, journalism, and law.

Yes, you heard it right, law! Some lawyers believe that they can use AI to prepare their courtroom arguments.

AI-generated content is terrible, but people must have opinions to identify if AI generates the right content.

One of the major concerns is using AI-generated content for academics. AI tools deliver multiple benefits and impact students’ knowledge while using them for academics. 

As per a survey by AuthorityHarkets, 65.8% of individuals believe AI-written content is more engaging and informative than human-written content. Most of the time, researchers cannot identify the difference between AI and humans. 

There should be some restrictions on using AI while writing a Thesis because it could be dangerous. Whether you use AI to cite the resources, you still reach an ethical quandary. Multiple tools like Copyleaks, ChatGPT detector, GPTZero, etc., can help to evaluate the text. However, it always takes work to identify with the advanced capabilities of AI.

On the bright side, using AI content for marketing has different impacts. Taking help from AI marketers and content writers can help evolve their ideas and generate more impactful content for their marketing efforts. Specific tasks do not require human writing and can be accomplished using AI. You can benefit from AI tools for those tasks and let AI help recreate them.

As per my experience, while I was testing all the free and paid AI detector, they all gave different results for a specific content piece. Which was quite weird for me. This is why I concluded using my instinct is the best way to tackle this new age problem.

What does AI Detection mean?

As mentioned, AI detection tools are based on predictive analysis and reverse engineering. This means these tools break down the content into different sections and use the algorithm to detect the patterns.

If the content pattern is clear and easy to identify, it increases the chances of AI-written content. An AI tool will always exaggerate the content. Moreover, they also check how the words, phrases, and sentences are arranged in the text.

AI detection tools also check the context of the content. Text-based machine learning can be matched with millions of patterns and tools, and it might lack creativity, too. These bots check all the aspects before concluding if the text is AI-written or human-written.

A human writer can also write a clear, concise, and specific structure article. So, it takes work to rely entirely on AI detection tools.

Are AI Detection Tools Accurate?

Not really. AI detection tools are entirely based on predictive analysis and insights. For example, if you suspect the content is entirely AI-written and run it through an AI detector that results in 100% AI, then there is a high chance of AI tool usage. 

But if you see 80% AI results, it’s AI-written. There are many unknown considerations and variables to account for. Predictions are like a grain of salt. Various tools can help bypass AI, such as HideMYAI and Undetectable. AI. Most people use these tools to hide their AI content, worsening the problem.

How do AI detection tools work?

Let’s try to understand how these tools work. Tools based on predictions use extensive AI databases for analyzing the content.

For example, a sentence stating, “The best part of my day is when I wake up for ____.” As per GPT-2 117 million data points, the result should be “Work.” After that, a detector will focus on the context. Here, a common practice is the word ‘day’ is being used after ‘best part.’ The detector will also calculate the placement likelihood of every work and predict the next word contextually. As per training data, work had a 41% chance of occurrence, so it would conclude it is generated content.

 I hope that, with the help of this example, you will understand these tools could be more trustworthy because human writers can also write similar sentences.

AI detection tools

What are the best AI content detectors you can use?

However, as mentioned by Google, they are okay with AI content as long as it’s unique and provides value to the users. But, yes, articles with the human touch have more chances to rank fast. 

So, to identify whether someone else’s written content is AI-generated, you can use a couple of tools. But again, I only partially rely on them. 

These tools are:

For the complete list, you can visit our detailed blog. If you want to check academic text for AI, CopyLeaks is the best choice. For marketing and copywriting, you can rely on other tools. It is always advised to check the content manually and use your instinct to conclude whether it is AI-written or human-written.

Future of Content Writers and AI Detectors

No matter whether you like it or not, there is no foolproof way to identify if the content is AI-written or human-written. After the advancement in AI tools, it’s impossible to identify the results accurately. The world of AI is not just limited to content; it’s spread beyond that. Users can now create images, videos, documents, PPTs, and more using AI. The side effects of this technology can be seen in entertainment media with ‘deepfakes’. If you are smart while using AI tools, you will use them for your and your business’s benefit, not to harm anyone.

Moreover, if we talk about content writers, it’s well said that AI writers can’t replace human writers because it’s always a game of personal touch and opinions.


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Namita Mahajan

Namita Mahajan

I am a Technical Writer who loves writing on emerging technologies, such as Cloud Computing, Software Development, SEO, App Development, and more. Extensive knowledge of SEO and Social Media Management is a plus point about me. My experience of 7+ gave to work in diversity of industries and content copies. Besides writing, I a traveller and is passionate about movies, reading, and food.

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