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Robot-Written Peer Reviews – Inside Higher Ed (Jack Grove September 2016)

Published/Released on September 22, 2016 | Posted by Admin on September 27, 2016 / , , ,
 


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Computer-generated gobbledygook can pass for the real thing with many faculty members, study finds.

Soulless computer algorithms are already churning out weather bulletins, sports reports, rap lyrics and even passable Chinese poetry.

But it seems machines have now taken another step toward replacing human enterprise by generating their own reviews of serious academic journal papers that are able to impress even experienced academics.

Using automatic text generation software, computer scientists at Italy’s University of Trieste created a series of fake peer reviews of genuine journal papers and asked academics of different levels of seniority to say whether they agreed with their recommendations to accept for publication or not.

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