I could spot this as AI instantly. I teach Grade 11 and Grade 12 Language & Literature, Creative Writing, and Theory of Knowledge. This year I got LOTS of practice spotting AI. But I've also played around with it enough to have a pretty good feel for how it reads.Can someone explain how this is incomprehensible or even detectable as AI? Keep in mind this is only the first prompt.
I'm writing a D&D module that contains a temple full of undead skeletons. Can you give me a description of the temple room from the players perspective. Make the description sound mysterious and haunting.
As you push open the heavy stone doors, a cold gust of wind brushes against your skin, sending a shiver down your spine. The eerie atmosphere within the temple immediately engulfs you, and you find yourself standing in a vast, dimly lit chamber. The flickering torches along the walls cast dancing shadows that seem to mock the very notion of light.
The room stretches out before you like an endless abyss, the ceiling obscured by a thick fog that looms ominously overhead. As you cautiously step forward, the sound of your footsteps echoes throughout the chamber, magnifying the unsettling silence that permeates the air. The air carries a musty scent, as if the passage of time itself has been trapped within these walls for centuries.
In the distance, you catch glimpses of elaborate stone carvings, depicting scenes of long-forgotten rituals and ancient deities, their meanings obscured by the ravages of time. Some figures appear almost lifelike, their stone eyes seeming to follow your every move, while others appear distorted and grotesque, a haunting mockery of humanity.
The walls of the temple room are adorned with faded tapestries, now tattered and frayed, that once boasted vibrant hues and heroic tales of valor. But now, they only serve as a reminder of the fading glory and the inevitable decay that awaits all things. Strange symbols and runes etched into the walls glow with a faint, ethereal light, almost as if they hold a secret power waiting to be unleashed.
As you proceed, your gaze is drawn to the center of the chamber, where a massive, ancient sarcophagus lies dormant. Its lid, adorned with intricate engravings, appears to have been undisturbed for centuries, but an unsettling sensation tugs at your senses, as if it houses something far more sinister than mere bones.
The silence is broken occasionally by the distant rattling of bones and eerie whispers that seem to emerge from the very walls themselves. You can't help but feel as though unseen eyes are upon you, watching your every move from the dark corners of the temple.
A chill runs down your spine, and you can't shake the feeling that you are not alone in this foreboding place. The air is heavy with an aura of malevolence and the restless souls that once inhabited this temple. The ethereal presence of the undead skeletons, hidden in the shadows, awaits your approach with an unsettling anticipation.
You are now faced with a choice: to delve deeper into this mysterious temple, or to retreat and escape the haunting clutches of its undead inhabitants. But tread carefully, for this ancient place holds secrets that may challenge your sanity and prove that the boundary between the living and the dead is not as clear as it seems.
Mind you, if you wanted to try to hide it, there are ways. But in general, AI compositions are very uniform in structure, have perfect or near perfect grammar and syntax, and are extremely predictable. They present a solid but shallow analysis, and there are never the surprising insights, misreadings, or extrapolations that students make. They are well-written vanilla. A line such as
is an instant giveaway.But tread carefully, for this ancient place holds secrets that may challenge your sanity and prove that the boundary between the living and the dead is not as clear as it seems.
Also, students generally only use the AI in spots, and then it is even more obvious when the tone, diction, and competency completely change.
However. As I mentioned, there are ways to disguise it, by getting the AI to iterate on new suggestions, directly adding in your own ideas for it to incorporate, and adjusting the product so that it fits into your own voice. But if you can do this well enough so that it no longer reads as AI, then you've probably shown enough mastery of the assignment that you deserve your grade.