A.I. Writer Catches Itself Plagiarizing

At least it was honest about it.

I am new to using A.I. writing assistants — Rytr specifically — and now I am in a test-it-all phase because frankly, I find the software and its potential absolutely mesmerizing.

I already posted two of my tests here as stories…

But not all of my attempts to play around and discover what AI writers can do were publish-worthy so that kind of content was paused… until now.

Here it is, my third public test regarding A.I. writers.

Can A.I. Writers Write Original Content?

From my recent experience, I would say that yes, most of the time an A.I. writer will generate original content. However, there are hiccups here and there that definitely demand the human user’s attention.

Rytr, and likely most other artificial intelligence-based writers, have a plagiarism-detection feature. I recommend you use it every time you have the intention to post the texts retrieved in this way.

Here is why…

The Goal

  • I wanted to test the producer’s claims about Rytr’s ability to produce “unique, original” content.

The Input

  • Use case: Blog Section Writing.
  • Section Topic (this is where you enter a few concepts, fragments, or keywords): “ai writers”.
  • I made the input general on purpose. That’s where it is likely to produce content with few to no nuances.
  • I asked for 3 variants, to have more content to test the plagiarism-detection feature on.

The Results

  • Spoiler alert: all of the 3 variants contained plagiarized content, to various degrees.



AI writers are not a replacement for human copywriters, instead they just provide assistance to the content writers by getting rid of writer’s block and generating content ideas at scale.

Some companies use them when they need to generate content for a specific topic or niche. Digital agencies use them to generate all kinds of content for their clients.

As you can see in the screenshot above, there are several websites — I covered the sources — where the highlighted phrase can be found, and the level of similarity is 91%. Pretty high.

Just a note: I believe all of these websites used this specific writer to generate their texts in the same manner I did. I don’t think Rytr snatches someone else’s text from their website. There would be fewer matches. And no, I did not check publication dates.



AI writers are not a replacement for human copywriters, but they provide assistance to the content writers by getting rid of writer’s block and generating content ideas at scale.

Again, plagiarized, with a 93% similarity score.



In the future, AI writers will have a huge impact on the way content is written. They will not replace human copywriters but instead provide assistance to them. With AI assistance, copywriters can put their skills to use in a more efficient way. They can make sure that they are not wasting time on skillsets that they don’t have and instead focus on what they are best at — creativity and emotions.

Plagiarized, 60% similarity score.

Does this mean that we should stop using A.I. writers to produce content?

Of course not!

All I want to point out with this test is that we should pay closer attention when working in this manner. The human at the wheel cannot fall asleep and leave it all to the A.I.

The even better thing is that at least this software has other pretty cool features that can help the user manage plagiarism-linked situations: “Rephrase” and “Paragraph”.

“Rephrase” will attempt to say the same thing in a new way. Same meaning, different words.

“Paragraph” will write more text connected to the selected segment.

Obviously, you can take over and (rewrite) that bit yourself.

There are tons of ways to have fun as a writer while using an A.I. assistant.

Try some of them and let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading and have fun, wherever you write!

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