Does Swimming in the AI Data Lake risk sinking in the mud?

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Yesterday's Scholarly Kitchen blog carried an opinion by Roy Kaufman entitled,"Swimming in the AI Data Lake: Why Disclosure and Versions of Record Are More Important than Ever."

Kaufman points out that AI services such as Chat GPT are only as good as the materials they are trained on.  If an application is ctitical, it is important to train the program on the most reliable sources ("versions of record").

AI and Scholarly Publishing


the Scholarly Kitchen blog has a discussion by three experts on the effects of AI software programs on scholarly publishing.

"Guest Post – AI and Scholarly Publishing: A View from Three Expertsm" Anita de Waard, Jan 18, 2023.  At the end of the post there is a list of relevant AI programs such as Writefull that may be of interest

Wiley plans to renegotiate its publishing agreements with scholarly societies


The Scholarly Kitchen blog has a post today by antela Cochran entitled "The Beginning of the End of Publisher-Society Partner Contracts" 

The post discusses an initiative by the large publisher Wiley to change the terms that it offers to scholarly societies for publishing their journals.  The change will shift the financial risk further towards the societies. 

Below is an excerpt and a link to the full article:

Ghostwriting reviews


A member of the Northwest Independent Scholars Association sent us this link to an article by Rick Anderson from the Scholarly Kitchen blog about the latest academic fraud: ghostwritten book reviews.  The pay is considerably better than the copy of the book that is the usual "fee" for reviewers. 

Below is an excerpt and a link to the post

--Margaret DeLacy, H-scholar editor, who actually wrote the paragraph above

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