Tools such as ChatGPT threaten transparent science; here are our ground rules for their use – Nature (January 2023)
First of all, let’s set aside the science-fiction nightmares of machines taking over the world and the hyperbole around ChatGPT. The NLP and AI systems that are currently available do not possess general AI (AGI). But they are becoming increasingly hard to spot and they produce their output by harvesting text from around the web, without attribution. It is dishonest for a researcher to use systems such as ChatGPT to produce an output and claim it as their own work. Without careful review, editing and paraphrasing, the resulting text is likely to have serious errors, plagiarism and be impossible for a future researcher to replicate.