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How can I turn off the Grammarly AI? Does Grammarly use trigger AI detectors?

The growing use of AI tools has raised concerns about AI plagiarism and prompted the adoption of AI detectors. We'd like to address some of the concerns regarding how Grammarly uses AI and promote ongoing dialogue on this emerging issue.

The difference between AI and generative AI

Since our founding in 2009, harnessing the power of AI to improve your writing experience. Our foundational AI technology—integrating machine learning, natural language processing, and insights from human linguists—is designed to preserve your unique voice and message while improving your writing through suggestions for spelling, grammar, clarity, conciseness, and tone.

This AI technology is integral to the suggestions provided by our product. It does not change the substance of the writing, and it cannot be turned off separately from Grammarly.

In 2023, Grammarly introduced optional generative AI features that enable users to produce new content based on their inputs or prompts. This advancement reflects our ongoing commitment to supporting every phase of communication, from initial brainstorming to final draft.

These features are not turned on by default; they’re available on-demand, and users have full control over when and how to use them. They can generate content and can meaningfully change writing. For more information, refer to this guide: Introducing generative AI assistance

The challenges of identifying AI-generated text

As the prevalence of AI tools grows, the landscape of AI detection tools is also evolving. While AI detectors may play a role in investigating potential AI use, they are unreliable and can produce false positives on any written text, whether or not Grammarly was used. These tools should be considered a single data point rather than the sole source of evidence when investigating AI use and highlight the need for a nuanced understanding of how AI use fits into an organization’s academic or professional standards. 

Looking to the future, we see an opportunity for a collaborative dialogue among educators, professionals, and technology providers. We aim to contribute to developing clear guidelines that promote the responsible use of AI. Find more details in the resources linked below:

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