Avoiding AI Detection

Keeping Byword one step ahead of the game

If you'd like to generate content that avoids detection by the majority of AI content detectors, you can do so by enabling AI Detector Evasion on your account page, or on any of the article generation pages.

Enabling this feature will instruct Byword to write in a way that's significantly more difficult for detectors to pick up on. Byword does this by varying word and sentence structure in a way that differs from other AI content generators, making Byword's content difficult to detect.

How well does it work?

Quite well!

To test this out, I chose 10 random blog titles, and had Byword write the articles both with and without AI Detector Evasion enabled.

The sections below show how a selection of different AI content detectors rated Byword's content in each case. The detectors were chosen by selecting the top 4 results for the search term AI Content Detector, and by choosing to also include OpenAI's own.

The percentage figures indicate the likelihood that a detector assigns to content being AI-generated:

  • 100% means that the detector is certain the content is AI-generated.

  • 0% means that the detector is certain that the content is not AI-generated (i.e. is human-generated)

AI Detector Evasion Disabled (Regular Byword)

AI Detector Evasion Enabled

As you can see, Byword's content is significantly harder to detect as being AI-generated when AI Detector Evasion is enabled. No detector even had 50% confidence (the highest being 40%) that Byword's content was generated by artificial intelligence, and OpenAI was only uncertain in one case.

If we aggregate the scores for the numerical detectors (i.e. the first four), the results are that:

  • With AI Detector Evasion disabled, the average Byword article gets flagged as being 72% likely to have been written by AI.

  • With AI Detector Evasion enabled, the average Byword article gets flagged as being 5% likely to have been written by AI.

The above results are from a sample of 10 unbiasedly chosen article titles, tested on 5 unbiasedly chosen detectors. They are not a guarantee however, and you should understand that other detectors may offer different scores, and that detectors may change their algorithms over time.

Does this affect content quality?

In short, not really. I've seen little to no subjective difference in article quality between articles with and without AI Detector Evasion.

The articles that are written with it enabled do feel a little different, and unsurprisingly feel a little more human. This might be a reason to use the feature, even if you're not actively looking to avoid AI content detectors.

Should I use this?

It's a common misconception that search engines like Google will penalise you for using AI content. While you may want to avoid AI detectors for other reasons, you generally don't need to do so for SEO. Read Google's statement on this here, and my take here.

If you are keen to produce AI content that's undetectable however, then Byword's AI Detection Evasion can help you achieve that. It's not guaranteed to pass all detectors (nobody can guarantee that!), but it does perform significantly better than industry benchmarks.

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