“Beta Writer”- artificial intelligence wrote the first scientific work in the world

Every month scientific and medical communities are replenished with thousands of new publications. The number of studies already goes beyond a limit that scientists are able to read. However, a team of researchers from the University of Goethe decided to force machine learning into the solution of the problem of analyzing scientific works and forming their summary on field-specific topics.

The result of the engineering team is a fully- written AI 250-page scientific work on the topic “Lithium-ion accumulators. Automatically written summary of current researches.

It is important to note that the choice of topic is indirect. The developers of “Beta Writer” artificial intelligence determined the main task of the project, as a discussion of scientific literature created entirely by computer based on machine learning. With the help of this scientific work, the topics of the technical component of publications, the generation of material and the responsibility for “machine” content from an ethical point of view have risen. In the follow-up discussions between the project team, their colleagues and industry experts, questions were raised regarding the consideration of the machine content’s authorship. Who is responsible for generating material and setting various parameters for filtering feed data? We will tell you about all of this below.

"Beta Writer"- artificial intelligence wrote the first scientific work in the world

 “Beta Writer” Artificial Intelligence wrote a scientific work by sorting and analyzing more than 150 articles on the topic of lithium-ion accumulators. AI algorithms searched for materials on a high-tech topic by filtering keywords, other references and conclusions by the author of scientific works. The found information in all documents was analyzed and compiled into a single book in which all the researches, theses and examples were formed into groups and distributed in a logical sequence. The result is a completely readable literature with logically assembled chapters, which absorbed a summary of all the available information in published sources.

The AI development team noted that the project is not yet perfect. “Beta Writer” is great on documents well enough to interpret the words “this” and “consequently”, to rephrase sentences under the correct context. However, the AI model allows complex turn of phrases and occasionally creates irregular structures. However, the book was completely readable. Experts noted its “massiveness”, but also stressed the usefulness and capacity of the materials.

"Beta Writer"- artificial intelligence wrote the first scientific work in the world

The “Beta Writer” project team did not specifically “polish” the scientific work in order to show in a clear form the result of the work of artificial intelligence at the current moment of development. The main goal set by the staff of Goethe University during the demonstration was achieved. The world community accepted the machine content and noted its advantages at the initial period.

In the future, with such a development, scientists will be able to make requests from artificial intelligence for the content of a fixed scope, and the AI in return will collect, analyze and present key information on the topic for a specific period in a few minutes. An additional advantage of the project is its “flexibility” and “parameterization”. It is enough to set key requests, select a language, select regions or exclude specific unnecessary topics. AI will be able to prepare a brief summary of a given number of pages, which will facilitate the work of any scientific departments and save  some time on reading numerous publications.

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