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GPTZero Acquires Percent Human to Preserve Student Work in Primary Schools

Percent Human has joined forces with GPTZero to preserve student work in primary and secondary schools.
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Edward Tian - 1 min read

Percent Human has joined forces with GPTZero to preserve student work in primary and secondary schools.

Percent Human started in early January. Founders, Luke Sanborn and Matthew Sahagun launched a Chrome Extension aimed at assisting teachers in detecting AI-generated content in student assignments. Their vision was to provide educators in high school with the tools to address the challenges posed by AI chatbots such as ChatGPT. The duo provided professional development sessions and hosted resources on their website, aiding educators in the rapid adoption of AI.

Matthew Sahagun, co-founder of Percent Human, shared his frustration, stating, "With the rapid adoption of ChatGPT among students, we became frustrated at how powerless educators were. Students were going to sleep at 8 p.m. after using AI on their essays, while others would be up until 2 a.m. stressing to finish."

Over the past six months, Percent Human has achieved remarkable success, becoming a trusted resource for more than 20,000 teachers and students. Their mission has been to promote original thinking and creativity by detecting instances of AI-driven plagiarism and encouraging students to develop their ideas independently. The suite of tools they developed, tailored for Google Workspace for Education, has become an invaluable resource, serving a community of over 170 million teachers and students worldwide.

GPTZero - the most comprehensive AI detector and the leader in preserving authentic work - has worked closely with top universities and post-secondary schools around the world. Rebuilding the eroding trust between educators and students in an environment fueled by AI is a unanimous goal between Percent Human and GPTZero.

Looking ahead, GPTZero is gearing up to enhance its suite of educational tools, including integrating Google Classroom into its Origin Extension. As AI continues to spread in educational environments, the distinction between students who leverage AI ethically and those who engage in academic dishonesty becomes increasingly critical. Addressing the issue of "cheaters vs. non-cheaters" is a complex challenge, but initiaives like Percent Human and GPTZero are at the forefront of this effort.

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