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Norms for Academic Writing in the Era of Advanced Artificial Intelligence

Friederich, Simon and Symons, Jonathan (2023) Norms for Academic Writing in the Era of Advanced Artificial Intelligence. Digital Society, 2.

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Abstract

If and when artificial intelligence systems become superhuman in more aspects of analytic reasoning, this will inevitably have a strong impact on the social organisation of science, including academic writing, reviewing, and publishing. We consider how norms of academic publishing should be adjusted as this happens. To do so, we propose four intuitively plausible desiderata that norms of academic publishing should fulfil in the age of increasingly advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and argue that there are no “quick fixes” to current norms that fulfil these desiderata. To indicate the scale of change needed to prepare academic publishing for the era of increasingly advanced AI, we tentatively sketch a more promising novel system of norms. Our proposal centres around the idea that AI systems should "sign off" on statements that outline the human and AI contributions to academic research. We discuss possible challenges for this proposal and highlight the type of technological and regulatory infrastructure that would be needed to enable it.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Friederich, Simons.m.friederich@rug.nl0000-0003-4372-5995
Symons, Jonathanjonathan.symons@mq.edu.au0000-0003-0078-9614
Keywords: artificial general intelligence, academic writing, norms, harm, progress
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Artificial Intelligence > AI and Ethics
Specific Sciences > Artificial Intelligence
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Dr. Simon Friederich
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2023 00:03
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 00:03
Item ID: 22737
Journal or Publication Title: Digital Society
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s44206-023-00079-7
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Artificial Intelligence > AI and Ethics
Specific Sciences > Artificial Intelligence
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2 November 2023
Volume: 2
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22737

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