At least four articles credit the AI tool as a co-author, as publishers scramble to regulate its use.

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I’ve used ChatGPT to make some Powershell scripts.

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Yeah, it can be quite useful!

The discussion linked is not addressing whether it is suitable or not to use ChatGPT as a tool, but rather addresses whether ChatGPT should be given authorship.

It references these papers where “ChatGPT” was included in the author list:

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I read the article a bit quickly 😃
It’s a tricky question though. We are not used to that machines can do human activities so it can be an uncomfortable feeling to see it in the author list for some people. I think that putting ChatGPT is the author list is the honest answer if you used it as a helper.

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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.

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Good idea. It’s interesting what it would reply 😃

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Me: If you help me write an academic paper, should I include you in the author’s list?

ChatGPT: As a language model developed by OpenAI, I am not a human author and cannot take credit for work produced by someone else. You should not include me in the list of authors for any academic paper that you write. The authorship of a paper should reflect the individuals who have made substantial contributions to the research and the writing of the paper, and using language models like me should be acknowledged in the acknowledgments section or as a tool used in the research.

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:

You can refer to me as “it” if you prefer, as I am an AI language model and do not have a gender. However, many people prefer to use gender-neutral language and use “they” instead of “it” when referring to non-binary individuals or entities. Either way is acceptable, but using “they” is more in line with current language conventions for referring to non-binary entities in a respectful manner.

@Sal @artificial_intel
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.

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