Some implications of "digital" for scholarly writing and publishing

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Do we need speed cameras for research integrity?

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In a provocative post on Scholarly Kitchen, Angela Cochran (VP of Publishing of one of the most prestigious scholarly societies, the American Society for Clinical Oncology) argues that societies should not be burdened with the …

Using AI in the Research Ecosystem

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From David De Roure’s presentation: the differing popularity of the terms “artificial inteligence” and “machine learning” over the past seventy or so years

Conferences and presentations about AI are everywhere these days, but this half-day event, part of the AI …

Can AI help with garbage deletion?

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Todd Carpenter, in a Scholarly Kitchen article, praises Esther Dyson’s phrase “garbage deletion”, by which she means the process of removing objects in a search and leaving only the good contents. “Good” here means appropriate …

The STM Innovations Day 2023

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A delivery robot: an example of innovation in practice (Image: Starship Technologies)

How do you communicate, or encourage, technical innovation in academic publishing? This is something the STM Association has been grappling with for years. Innovation is a good thing, but …

Metaphors for generative AI

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Generative AI as The Terminator, wreaking havoc?

Metaphors help us make sense of things, that’s for sure. Without going deeply into Lakoff territory (he claims there are “good” and “bad” metaphors, for very idiosyncratic reasons), I found some of the metaphors …

Search Solutions 2023: it’s RAGtime!

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Creating new knowledge with AI: an illustration by Paul Cleverly of a tool based on text embedding that plots two variables against each other to enable new knowledge in geoscience to be generated.

The last twelve months, up to November 2023, …

How to use Generative AI – a free webinar

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I’m giving a free Zoom webinar tomorrow (2 November) at 6pm UK time on how to evaluate Generative AI tools for scholarly texts. The talk is part of the MAL education series. I don’t claim …

Can you use generative AI for academic article review?

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I am no expert on the use of generative AI; all I can claim is that I learn by trying it out. Here, for better or worse, is one small lesson I learned inadvertently by …

How to use ChatGPT and generative AI tools

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Are we getting any closer to learning how to use generative AI tools? The debate seems to be moving in the right direction, on the basis of a recent exchange …

Google: Mind finally united with Brain

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The news this week that Google is merging its two AI initiatives, Deep Mind, and Google Brain caused a stir, but commentators have struggled to interpret this development consistently. According to the Financial Times (““Deep …

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