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The future of ecological research will not be (fully) automated
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  • Timothée Poisot,
  • Giulio Dalla Riva,
  • Philippe Desjardins-Proulx,
  • Alexandra Sasha Luccioni
Timothée Poisot
Université de Montreal

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Giulio Dalla Riva
University of Canterbury
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Philippe Desjardins-Proulx
Université du Québec
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Alexandra Sasha Luccioni
Hugging Face
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The recent year has seen the creation of large-scale generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems like GPT-4 and LaMDA, which are generating increasingly plausible outputs ranging from reasonable answers to questions, images of well-known people or situations, and convincing conversational exchanges. The most well-known language model, ChatGPT, is raising concerns across all scientific fields, leading to calls for its regulation (Hacker 2023). In this viewpoint, we explore how generative language models interact with the specificities of ecology’s epistemologies.
01 Sep 2023Submitted to Ecology Letters
04 Sep 2023Assigned to Editor
04 Sep 2023Submission Checks Completed
04 Sep 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
11 Sep 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
02 Oct 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major