Paleonet: Mucking about with ChatGPT

Jere H. Lipps jlipps at berkeley.edu
Wed Oct 11 19:42:57 UTC 2023


>From Nature:
"Large language models (LLMs), such as ChatGPT, could become regular
assistants for writing manuscripts, peer-review reports and grant
applications. These artificial-intelligence (AI) tools could change how
scientists interrogate and summarize results
<https://nature.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c6057c528fdc6f73fa196d9d&id=cfe46567db&e=69bb79007c>,
producing ‘papers on demand’ from experimental data and vastly expanding
the scope of meta-analyses and reviews. But publishers worry that LLMs’
propensity to make up information might lead to a flood of error-strewn
manuscripts — and possibly AI-assisted fakes. And because LLMs trawl
Internet content without concern for bias, consent or copyright, their use
is “automated plagiarism by design”, suggests cognitive scientist Iris van
Rooij."

I'm not certain that it's plagiarism.  AI does not always copy material but
mixes it up with paraphrased stuff.  Stealing the material to begin with is
another issue.

Jere
Jere H. Lipps
jlipps at berkeley.edu



On Wed, Oct 11, 2023 at 6:23 AM John Pandolfi <j.pandolfi at uq.edu.au> wrote:

> I’d still take Richard Cowen’s ‘History of Life’ limerick collection over
> ChatGPT any day of the week!
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> *From: *Paleonet <paleonet-bounces+j.pandolfi=uq.edu.au at paleonet.org> on
> behalf of David Kopaska-Merkel <davidkm at gsa.state.al.us>
> *Date: *Wednesday, 11 October 2023 at 10:12 am
> *To: *PaleoNet <paleonet at paleonet.org>
> *Subject: *Re: Paleonet: Mucking about with ChatGPT
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> This may be an appropriately unserious use of AI, but this limerick isn’t
> ready for prime time. It doesn’t follow the required meter. Most
> AI-generated text has serious problems like this, thank Ghu!
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> David
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> David C. Kopaska-Merkel
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> Geological Survey of Alabama
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> Box 869999
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> 205-247-3695
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> dkm at gsa.state.al.us
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> *From:* Paleonet <paleonet-bounces+davidkm=gsa.state.al.us at paleonet.org> *On
> Behalf Of *Daniel Phelps
> *Sent:* Sunday, October 8, 2023 5:41 PM
> *To:* PaleoNet <paleonet at paleonet.org>
> *Subject:* Re: Paleonet: Mucking about with ChatGPT
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> I never use ChatGPT for anything serious:
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> Sent from my iPad
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> > On Oct 8, 2023, at 3:54 PM, David Campbell <pleuronaia at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > More generally, many online tools make it easy to get
> authoritative-looking output from doubtful data.  Checking the actual
> information behind a result is essential.
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> > --
> > Dr. David Campbell
> > Associate Professor, Geology
> > Department of Natural Sciences
> > 110 S Main St, #7270
> > Gardner-Webb University
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