A Nature survey finds that scientists are concerned, as well as excited, by the increasing use of artificial-intelligence tools in research
(27 Sep 2023) Artificial-intelligence (AI) tools are becoming increasingly common in science, and many scientists anticipate that they will soon be central to the practice of research, suggests a Nature survey of more than 1,600 researchers around the world.
When respondents were asked how useful they thought AI tools would become for their fields in the next decade, more than half expected the tools to be ‘very important’ or ‘essential’. But scientists also expressed strong concerns about how AI is transforming the way that research is done.
The share of research papers that mention AI terms has risen in every field over the past decade, according to an analysis for this article by Nature.