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AI Not Yet Intelligent Enough to Be a Trusted Research Aid

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A digital represntation of a person sitting down, with head in hand, frustrated.

I was still stuck without a confirmed reference to new information suggested by an entity claiming to be powered by AI.

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Despite the current hype surrounding generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT, further development of AI capabilities is clearly required before one can embrace their use as reasonably trustworthy research tools. For now, the effort required is hardly worth the outcome.

Human oversight clearly remains crucial in interpreting any results from the GPT family of large language models. In fact, a dedicated scholar's due diligence clearly still trumps the potential of AI-like tools to find tidbits of new information.

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