Turnitin Feedback Studio AI writing detection

Feedback Studio is a AI writing detection tool developed by Turnitin that has been accused of being highly inaccurate and easily tricked to avoid detection, according to research studies and a media investigation.

Operator: Turnitin
Developer: Turnitin
Country: USA
Sector: Professional/business services
Purpose: Detect AI writing
Technology: NLP/text analysis; Neural network; Deep learning; Machine learning
Issue: Accuracy/reliability
Transparency: Governance; Black box; Marketing

Risks and harms 🛑

Feedback Studio has been accused of being inaccurate and easily tricked to avoid detection.


Transparency 🙈

It is unclear how Turnitin verifies the accuracy of its software or how it predicts text generated by different language models. Educators are unable to opt-out of using the software. 

The company points out that the results of its tool should not be used to accuse students of cheating. 

Research, advocacy 🧮

Page info
Type: System
Published: April 2023
Last updated: July 2023