Why do we label everything as AI these days?

You know, a while back, there were tons of web systems doing amazing things without ever labeling themselves as “AI.” But now, it seems like everything claims to be using AI, even for simple tasks like converting PDF to PNG.

It feels like we’re reaching a point where someone might say, “Check out my AI that can add two numbers.” What’s going on? How can I tell if my program is really using AI or not? Is it just about the number of conditions it has?


Many companies leverage the buzz around AI to market their products, even if the technology doesn’t involve sophisticated artificial intelligence.

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I still just don’t get why people would lie about having AI systems.

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Many industries, including healthcare, finance, and automotive, are increasingly integrating AI into their operations. This trend creates an environment where labeling technologies as AI is standard practice to reflect their innovative approach.

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Nowadays, it seems like everything claims to use AI, even for simple tasks. So, if a program says it uses AI, look for features like machine learning or neural networks. Also, consider how complex the task is - even seemingly simple tasks might use AI behind the scenes to get the best results.

I wish there was more transparency around AI use in marketing. It would be great if companies clearly explained how their products actually work.

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AI detection tools can assist in identifying AI-generated content, making them valuable for educators concerned with maintaining academic integrity.

When evaluating written content, watch for signs like repetition, a lack of personal emotion, inaccuracies, and unrealistic complexity. AI-generated text often has a distinctive style and sentence structure, characterized by a lack of variation. AI content detectors can analyze texts and highlight portions likely generated by AI. Some of the most effective tools include:

  • Copyleaks: Claimed accuracy of 99%
  • Winston AI: 99.6% accuracy
  • Originality.ai: 94% accuracy
  • Content at Scale’s AI Detector: Evaluates human-like quality
  • ZeroGPT: Offers multilingual support
  • Scribbr (premium): 84% accuracy

For detecting AI-generated images, look for anomalies such as extra limbs, nonsensical backgrounds, and unnatural facial features. GAN detection tools and reverse image searches can also be useful in identifying AI-generated imagery.