Can Safeassign Detect ChatGPT? Detailed Explanation

SafeAssign is a popular plagiarism detection tool. Many people consider whether this tool can identify plagiarism in the content created by ChatGPT. Unluckily, the answer is no. In this article, we will provide a detailed explanation to clarify why it cannot identify content generated by ChatGPT. 

Can ChatGPT Be Detected By Safeassign? 

The answer is no, Safeassign can not detect ChatGPT. Its basic function is not suitable and can not detect various text created by AI content. Here is a detailed explanation to help you understand clearly. 

Nowadays, many universities use tools like Turnitin or SafeAssign to check them. Furthermore, Open AI is also creating features to detect plagiarism in AI-generated content.

However, with SafeAssign, this checking tool is normally used to detect and compare whether a student has submitted original content. So it won’t be able to detect whether the content is written by AI or not.

Furthermore, ChatGPT has the ability to generate various types of texts based on a given topic. Thus, it will be extremely difficult for a writer to determine the originality of the content using SafeAssign.

AI-Generated Content  

Why Can’t SafeAssign Detect ChatGPT? 

GPT system uses AI to understand and imitate human-made text. In addition, it also copies and pastes data information, presenting content in a completely new form thanks to its understanding of languages and contexts.

Besides, ChatGPT can generate content in a variety of styles, from academic articles to blog posts or everyday conversations. With these capabilities, it becomes a challenge to detect plagiarism in articles written with the support of ChatGPT.

However, SafeAssign only compares content to the original material. This includes scientific proposals, web pages, or student papers. It then scans and flags content as plagiarized if it matches or closely resembles these sources.

Based on the above analysis, ChatGPT has the ability to create unique content on the same topic, meanwhile, SafeAssign is designed to identify verbatim duplicates. Therefore, this tool struggles to detect plagiarism in content written by ChatGPT.

SafeAssign cannot detect ChatGPT 

How To Fix SafeAssign Plagiarism Checker Issues?

Like other plagiarism checkers, no tool can be 100% perfect, and sometimes there are errors. So SafeAssign is also often used in academic environments and there are many complaints. In detail, students will receive a score of 0 for a late assignment.

To deal with this situation, students can clearly identify deadline time and ensure that the settings are configured correctly. Nevertheless, they need to contact their teachers and the school system to solve it quickly. 

Chat GPT can create various content on the same topic

What Can SafeAssign Detect?

SafeAssign is a plagiarism detection tool primarily used in academic settings to ensure the originality of student submissions. Here’s what SafeAssign can detect:

  1. Direct Copy-Pasting: SafeAssign can easily identify content that has been directly copied and pasted from another source without proper citation.
  2. Paraphrased Content: If a student paraphrases content without proper citation, SafeAssign can detect this, especially if the paraphrasing closely resembles the original source.
  3. Mismatched Citations: Even if a student cites a source, SafeAssign can detect if the content doesn’t match the cited source.
  4. Student Papers: SafeAssign has a vast database of student papers. If a student tries to submit another student’s work, even from previous years, SafeAssign can flag it.
  5. Online Content: SafeAssign scans the internet for content that matches student submissions. This includes articles, blogs, websites, and other online publications.
  6. Published Works: SafeAssign can detect content from journals, magazines, and other published materials.
  7. Common Phrases: Sometimes, SafeAssign might flag commonly used phrases or well-known facts. While these aren’t necessarily plagiarized, they can contribute to a higher similarity score.
  8. Multiple Submissions: If a student submits the same paper or assignment for different classes, SafeAssign can detect this.

Can Other Plagiarism Tools Detect Chat GPT?

Currently, there are many plagiarism tools that can detect Chat GPT such as Turnitin and GPTZero. So, we provide a few basic points about these tools to help you understand better how they work.


Currently, Turnitin can detect GPT-3, GOT-3.5, and GPT-4 Chat model languages. Thanks to a perfectly designed machine model that scans small texts first to understand the context and then checks each sentence with a score of 0 to 1. Therefore, Turnitin can know whether the text is due to human-made or written by AI. To give an exact percentage, Turnitin calculates the average of the scores from the segmented parts and converts this into a percentage.


GPTZero is an AI tool that can determine whether text is generated by ChatGPT or not. In detail, it will use techniques to compare content created from ChatGPT with big data to identify similarities and duplicates, or it will analyze the meaning of the language. So, it can conclude the content is generated by AI or human-made via a score.


In conclusion, SafeAssign is unable to detect content written by ChatGPT. Because of its limitations in identifying AI-generated text. when AI continues to advance, it is crucial for educators to explore new methods and tools.  Thus, this will address the challenges posed by AI-generated content to the quality of education. 

Elmer Alasteir

Elmer Alasteir

Elmer Alasteir is an AI Expert and Consultant at Quarule. He has over 10 years of hands-on experience in developing AI solutions for businesses.