LLNL seeks partner to commercialize text-detection tech
On June 8, the Department of Energy issued a notice for a business opportunity to commercialize a system to cryptographically distinguish between human-generated text and AI-generated text. Responses are due by 3:00 p.m. Pacific on July 8.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), operated by the Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC under contract no. DE-AC52-07NA27344 (Contract 44) with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is offering the opportunity to enter into a collaboration to further develop and commercialize its novel system to cryptographically distinguish between human-generated text vs. AI-generated text.
Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undergoing rapid development and threatening to upend norms on the internet and in classrooms. Generative AI programs such as ChatGPT can write text (and other data) that is largely indistinguishable from text generated by humans. Unlike humans, however, AI can generate text at volumes and speeds that are many orders of magnitude larger than what a single human could achieve.
At the same time, AI-generated text is of variable quality. There is a risk that AI-generated text will come to dominate online text and discourse while drowning out text generated with the thought and attention of actual humans. This has the potential to drown out the voices, opinions, and thinking of real humans while simultaneously enabling the proliferation of online deception and manipulation (for example: fake news or fake opinions). A growing public concern is that generative AI can be used to cheat on essay assignments in education and evaluation settings, impersonate a human in validation or authentication security controls, or be misused for other unethical or even illegal reasons.
LLNL has invented a new system that uses public key cryptography to differentiate between human-generated text and AI-generated text. LLNL is seeking industry partners with a demonstrated ability to bring such inventions to the market.
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