Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, unlike the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals, which involves consciousness and emotionality. The distinction between the former and the latter categories is often revealed by the acronym chosen.
It is a big debate now. My current view is that these are tools that we use, and they should be described in the methods section.
As we increase our reliance on these kinds of tools, it doesn’t seem practical or useful to me to include the name of the 17 AI tools that we will use to write a paper in the authors list.
But it is not a very developed view. I can be persuaded to think that AI tools deserve authorship! I would ask ChatGPT what it thinks about it but it is unavailable at the moment.
Good idea. It’s interesting what it would reply 😃
ChatGPT agrees with me ;P
Added bonus: I asked ChatGPT whether they are okay with me referring to them as “it”, and they recommended using the gender neutral form they/them instead:
Cool! Haha… I’m really still mindblown by the fact that this thing has become a reality. That it’s possible for a computer to respond like this. Wow.