Tag: Chat AIs

  • Editorial quality at Elsevier

    Editorial quality at Elsevier

    If you ever wondered about editorial quality at Elsevier, look no further. Original here and in case it gets fixed, on the Web Archive here, and finally the PDF.

  • Another unintended benefit of chat AIs

    Another unintended benefit of chat AIs

    Professors always hope for crisp, clear, and correct answers from students in response to questions. Often, we get wishy-washy answers that make us despair. This gets particularly bad when asking for a term definition. For example, I might ask: “What is a for loop in computer programming?” hoping for something like “A for loop is…

  • Writing recommendation letters using a chat AI

    Writing recommendation letters using a chat AI

    It is the first week of the new year, and I already got three student requests for recommendation letters. Writing recommendation letters is an important duty of a professor, but writing letters for students who took exactly one course with with me ten years ago is stretching this duty. Thankfully, chat AIs can help–or can…

  • How to acknowledge the use of copyediting services

    How to acknowledge the use of copyediting services

    I looked around research papers and did not find any acknowledgments of copyediting services used. Even before Grammarly and ChatGPT, authors have used human editors, and apparently this was not worth mentioning? This seems unfair to me and may have to change in the age of chat AIs. How about this template for the acknowledgments…

  • Demonstration that Chat GPT is human

    Demonstration that Chat GPT is human

    Or stupid. Probably both. Enough anthropomorphizing already.

  • Fixing scientific language using chat AIs

    Fixing scientific language using chat AIs

    I wanted to know whether a chat AI like ChatGPT would help my students and me improve scientific writing (not every Ph.D. student is born with superior language skills). So I asked.