With artificial intelligence, we compare a snake that bites its own tail and an octopus with multiple tentacles. It depends. We turn to the first image of the reptile with this observation of the accelerating production of scientific articles in artificial intelligence, the number of which is doubling approximately every 23 months, according to a study published in mid-October in the journal. nature. The volume is a farewell to any control by the human brain. Such a riot of new ideas, data, algorithms, etc. Of course it can only be managed by more… Artificial Intelligence! And skillfully.
It is a devilishly competent artificial intelligence — “We offer ten solution methods,” say the study authors — capable of reading a huge, multifaceted set, inspired by mathematics as well as physics or other fields of knowledge, that needs to be created. With an ability that matches the enormous desire of researchers: to predict, using AI techniques, what the future trends of AI research itself will be!
The mise en abyme is amazing, worthy of the legendary Ouroboros snake that has the ability to self-generate… At the same time, other ideas, implemented in artificial intelligence, are breaking into the scientific universe. Thus, this announcement two weeks ago is the first of its kind by Springer Nature: the creation of this major scientific publisher — with a turnover of $2.1 billion in 2022 — “for a work whose authors have been licensed to incorporate GPT (Generative Prepaid Transformer) into their work process.”
Corey, for reviewing scientific articles
There’s nothing here about the art of messing around with friends using ChatGPT or Dall-E, it’s serious. The goal was to develop a book in German covering the areas of finance, digital compliance and auditing. Bottom line: a huge saving of time and notice of the essential role that humans play. Through the iterative method — content suggested by AI, then proofread by a human, then iterated — it took less than five months, half less than is generally necessary for this type of work, according to the publisher. “This cannot be done without human control over the technology,” Henning Schoenenberger, vice president of content innovation at Springer Nature, insisted at the same time.
For researchers who are anxious to see the machine snatching away their privileges or, on the contrary, happy to share the essential marrow of their work more quickly, here is the announcement of another flower, from the same Springer, certainly in this October’s liveliness. Intended for those scientists who do not have English as a first language, even though it has become the lingua franca of science, an assistant is offered specifically designed for writing in academic style, which will save them time. It was trained on a database of more than a million articles, according to the publisher, and is supposed to help choose the right words and correct grammatical errors. These charming tentacles with a bright future are called Corey.
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