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Science journals ban listing of ChatGPT as co-author on papers

By Ian Sample

26 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Days after scientists disapproved having ChatGPT as an author, many scientific journals have now banned the practice. The Guardian speaks to journal editors to know what can count as ChatGPT fair use.

The publishers of thousands of scientific journals have banned or restricted contributors’ use of an advanced AI-driven chatbot amid concerns that it could pepper academic literature with flawed and even fabricated research.

ChatGPT, a fluent but flaky chatbot developed by OpenAI in California, has impressed or distressed more than a million human users by rattling out poems, short stories, essays and even personal advice since its launch in November.

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