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How Do AI Content Detection Tools Work and Can You Identify Fake Text Yourself?

So, what exactly is AI content and how do AI content detection tools or expert humans can tell if the content is AI generated or not? Is it a simple task or is it difficult to identify AI text? Do the AI content detection removers and paraphrasers help in humanizing AI text? And how good is the Originality AI text checker tool in identifying ChatGPT, Gemini and Jasper content? 

Let’s find out the answers to these questions in detail.


To understand in detail what AI text is, let’s first create categories where each type of content can be put into.

Before that, you should also read why Originality AI text detection tool is better than Copyleaks in identifying fake content.

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Checking if the content is AI generated (fake) or Human (Original)


  • AI Generated and No Editing at all = AI Generated Content

  • AI Generated but With Some Human Editing = AI Generated Content

  • AI Generated and AI Paraphrased = AI Generated Content

  • AI Generated and Human Paraphrased = AI Generated Content

  • AI Outline, Human Written and AI Edited = AI Generated Content

  • AI Outline and Human Written and Edited = Original Human Content

  • AI Research and Human Written = Original Human Content

  • Human Written and Edited with a Grammar Checker = Original Human Content

  • Human Written and Human Edited = Original Human Content

  • Human Written and AI for Readability Score = AI generated

  • Human Written and Human Edited for Readability Score = Original Human Content

Other key points to note about AI content detection


These points here will provide you more clarity on how processing your content in different tools changes its style and whether that final version will count as AI or not. This will help you understand AI content detection methods further.


  • Slight editing with Grammarly or any other grammar checking tool is NOT considered AI generated content.

  • If the number of words generated for the outline exceeds the number of human words, it WILL BE considered AI content

  • If the outline created from an AI writing tool is very small in terms of the number of words compared to the final count of a blog or an article, it will NOT be considered AI content.

  • If you use AI suggestions from Hemingway for editing your text to achieve readability score, it WILL BE considered AI content. The number of suggestions you use of course matters. The tricky thing here though is that tools like Originality AI detection can spot even one sentence from an entire article.

The most common words AI content writing tools use


In case you are human editing the AI generated content, besides paraphrasing the content on your own, adding new sentences, and adding creativity, also keep an eye on these most common words AI tools often use in writing. 

Even the best AI content detection tool Originality AI uses these methods. Within a short period, a large amount of AI text has been published online. Most of it is similar in tone and overall style. One of the best ways to humanize AI content is to remove these words and use better alternatives.


  • Unleashing

  • Exploring

  • Leveraging

  • Enhancing

  • Optimizing

  • Empowering

  • Revolutionizing

  • Unveiling

  • Maximizing

  • Streamlining

  • Innovating

  • Transforming

  • Harnessing

  • Pioneering

  • Implementing

  • Integrating

  • Amplifying

  • Facilitating

  • Catalyzing

  • Spearheading

  • Advancing

  • Facilitating

More common words that AI content writers use

These are other common words that AI content writers use. It’s a long list and the use is highly common which makes it easy both for humans and AI content detection tools to identify fake content.

Generic adverbs and adjectives - "Very," "really," "interesting," "important," etc. These words are bland and make the writing look dull.

Hedge phrases - "It is possible that," "One could argue," ‘’in the realm of," etc. These are sometimes used for neutrality but AI writing tools overuse them, thereby making the writing lose its impact.

Overused transitions - "However," "In addition," "On the other hand," "Moreover," "Furthermore," "Nonetheless," etc. Using these is ok for connecting ideas but overuse makes the writing look robotic.

Casual vocabulary: "Folks," "you know," "As you can see," "As I mentioned," "As you might expect," etc. These are appropriate for certain contexts but they make your content look casual, something which your audience will not find engaging.

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Other common signs of AI content

Besides the words that you should know that AI text generators use or when trying to humanize AI text with editing or using AI content detection removers, knowing about these common signs will also help you understand how AI content detection works and why even AI content detection removers, editors and paraphrasers cannot help you to humanize AI writing.

  • AI content writing tools will always use the "rule of three," which is a well-known rhetorical way of communication. AI-generated content almost always uses lists of three examples or ideas in a sentence. For example, "Our vacation destination was breathtaking, serene, and unforgettable."

  • AI tools always use colons in lists instead of hyphens or any other symbol. And many times, it uses colons even for subheadings. (for example, Clarity and Readability: instead of Clarity and Readability -) 

How do AI content writing tools work?


AI generated text has been the buzz thing since the last couple of years with new writing tools popping up almost daily to assist writers who love human content, there are AI content detection tools. 


Content marketers, writers and web publishers have used AI content extensively to make their writing and publishing work easy and ratchet up the number of posts they publish. Marketers and publishers use it to manipulate search engine rankings as content at scale means they can push more content to the users and in the end get more clicks. To fine-tune it and make it look like human text, they also use AI content detection removers and AI editors.


AI-generated text produced by various tools like ChatGPT, Google Gemini, Jasper, Rytr and other tools is content that Artificial Intelligence (AI) writes with Large Language Models (LLMs). The best example here would be ChatGPT, the OpenAI tool, which works on Natural Language Processing (NLP) models and has versions like GPT-3, GPT 3.5, GPT 4, and now there’s even GPT 5 coming soon). A user provides a specific prompt to the AI tool and based on that the NLP model generates a written response. 


The thing that makes these AI writing tools stand out is their ability to generate answers at a great speed, a high level of accuracy and create endless content. The tools can rewrite, paraphrase, change tone and style, and offer unique text. The text’s uniqueness ensures that it is not usually captured by online plagiarism check tools. 


But there is some downside too. It is these downsides that AI writing detectors make use of to identify fake content. Since the writing tools are new and still evolving, there are a few things that they still need to perfect. Otherwise, no matter what level of human editing you do or what AI content detector remover you use, ideal results from your content marketing will remain a far-fetched dream.

Shortcomings with AI writer tools and how AI writing detectors make use of them

AI text is not unique. Fails in plagiarism and text comparison tools

The text the AI writing tools produce for a prompt loses the amount of uniqueness that the first few attempts offer. For example, Google’s Gemini produces almost similar content for a query that you keep punching in without much change. 


The similarity between two or more responses is sometimes a 50-70% match in content comparison tools because the tools work on existing content and data the LLM has been trained on. AI text detection tools are smart in analyzing these patterns and producing good results based on them.

Audiences don’t love AI content. Google takes this seriously


Search engines, especially Google, have taken a tough stand on AI content. Google terms content at scale as scaled abuse. AI text has highly familiar patterns that are easily identifiable by AI detection tools like Originality AI and even Google’s content quality algorithms. 


AI content tools fail to change patterns and keep producing content that after some time even a human can easily predict if it’s AI or not. And then there are smart AI content detection tools that make the work easy in knowing if the content is AI generated.

AI text is not accurate and is often misleading

AI text is highly accurate in producing generic information but when it’s about real data, statistics, some key numbers, and figures, they fail quite often. There have been numerous cases where AI content tools have shown errors and failed to correct the information even after providing the error details.

Lacks creativity, emotions and human touch 

AI content lacks creativity and emotions that a human writer is capable of bringing forward with quality writing. The content from AI tools is highly robotic and even though some tools give you the option to choose a ‘creative style of content’ for writing, they fail to offer exactly what a user would expect. AI text detectors make use of this shortcoming very well in assessing if it’s fake content or not.

Fails in tools like Surfer SEO, Hemingway, AI content checkers, etc

Although today’s AI tools claim to be the smartest tools that can produce content that meets all the requirements of a user, they fail to deliver on that. If you are someone who works on content seriously and ensures a top-quality post before publishing, it would be common for you to check your posts with plagiarism tools, AI content detection tools, text comparison tools, readability score tools, SEO score tools, and grammar check tools. 


AI content will fail to clear any of these tools. Sometimes, luckily for you, they might clear a tool or two based on how good your prompt is but then its score might get low in some other tool. 


For example, you might be able to produce content with high readability score and get a perfect check in a tool like the Hemingway App but too many simple words and short sentences will mean you fail to get a good SEO score which mainly depends on how engaging your content is for humans and how optimized it is for search engines.

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Things you should know about Originality AI content detection tool 

Does Originality.AI AI text detector offer a free trial?


Yes, you get 50 credits by installing the free AI text detection Chrome Extension. 1 credit scans 100 words of your content. 

Can Originality.AI Detect Chat GPT, Bard and Jasper content?

Yes, this powerful AI content checker can easily tell in its results if it’s fake content or not. Originality AI text checker works equally well on all free and paid AI content writing tools including Jasper, Bard and ChatGPT (all versions). For more on this, read the post on how Originality AI tool aces Jasper-written content.

Does Google detect and penalize AI written content?


Yes, it does. In its recent update about which you can learn more here on this link, it clearly mentions that AI text has led to scaled abuse and it is taking a tough stand on it. 

Originality AI tool has also done a correlation study of 20,000 web pages. Based on this, it has found some amount of correlation between Originality score and Google rankings. This indicates that AI text performs worse in Google search results than human written (original) content. Otherwise too, if your focus is on providing quality content to your audience to engage them and get organic clicks, you should not use AI content by any means. This includes using AI content removers or rewriters to humanize AI text.

Does Originality AI text detection tool provide paraphrase detection results?


Yes, the Originality AI content detector is a powerful tool. It has been trained to detect if the text has been paraphrased with a tool like Quillbot or some other AI content remover that has been used to humanize AI content. The tool claims to get it right almost 95% of the time.

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