(13 Oct 2023) Springer Nature today announced a new AI-powered in-house writing assistant to support researchers, particularly those whose first language is not English, in their scientific writing.
Global research shows that it takes non-native English speaking scientists 51% more time to write a paper. This creates an unequal divide in research, limiting the advancement of knowledge and impacting the submission of high quality research from across the globe.
Curie is our response. It has been specifically trained on academic literature, spanning 447+ areas of study, more than 2,000 field-specific topics and on over 1 million edits on papers published including those in leading Nature journals. It combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with specialised AI digital editing developed in-house and designed specifically for scientific writing. Unlike generalist AI writing apps, Curie focuses on the unique pain points of researchers in their professional writing, including translation to English and English language editing to address grammatical errors and improve phrasing and word choice.
When the service was trialed with researchers in China publishing in Scientific Reports and the Discover Series, of the 67% of authors who used the tool, 90% subsequently saw their manuscript proceed to peer review, with a 14% increase in articles published at the end of the trial.
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