Researchers Develop ChatGPT-Like Tool for Scientific Studies

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An international group of scientists is working to develop a ChatGPT-like tool to accelerate scientific discovery.

For years scientists have been leveraging AI to advance scientific research and exploration. AI’s capability to analyze extensive datasets, simulate complex phenomena, and aid researchers in modeling and comprehending intricate systems can be a game-changer in many different fields.

According to Techxplore, the new “Polymathic AI” initiative will harness the technology that powers ChatGPT to create an AI-driven platform that will support scientific research across various domains. It will be trained using a diverse set of numerical data and simulations gathered from research papers, patents, and other scientific publications covering several scientific disciplines.

Polymathic AI principal investigator Shirley Ho said that this project will completely change how people use AI and machine learning in science, and added that the idea behind this initiative “is similar to how it’s easier to learn a new language when you already know five languages.”

The tool will reportedly be able to understand scientific language and propose innovative hypotheses based on current evidence, as well as analyze models and data, uncovering hidden patterns and linkages that humans may miss.

The official release recognizes that ChatGPT has profound limitations, especially in terms of accuracy and even more so with numbers. This new initiative aims to address many of these issues by recognizing numbers as numerical values rather than considering them as equal to letters and punctuation marks.

Ho also emphasized that the team means to ensure the transparency and openness of the initiative, saying: “We want to make everything public. We want to democratize AI for science in such a way that, in a few years, we’ll be able to serve a pre-trained model to the community that can help improve scientific analyses across a wide variety of problems and domains.”

The Polymathic AI team comprises of researchers and specialists in fields such as physics, astrophysics, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and neuroscience. The researchers hope that this AI system will be able to expedite scientific discovery and help revolutionary advances in a variety of scientific areas.