Title: The rise of chatbots and tips on writing manuscripts – An Editor’s Perspective
Host: Laura Greene
Abstract: This talk will introduce good practices from a journal editor’s perspective as well as an active senior researcher’s point of view in writing up your research results for peer-reviewed publications in recognized journals, especially in condensed matter and materials physics. In recent times there has been a paradigm shift in the way large volume of data is handled through AI, machine learning which has led to the emerging popularity of chatbots such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s Bing and Google’s Bard. There are benefits in using chatbots to help improve and polish written drafts but there are also the risks of incorrect logic, questions on scientific ethics and loss of creativity and originality. I will present some specific examples to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of using chatbots in scientific publishing. A general view on all this will be presented in a 45 min perspective talk followed by interactive Q&A and discussion with the attendees.
Bio: Hari Srikanth is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida. He received his Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and has been at USF since 2000 where he directs the Functional Materials Laboratory. His research spans a wide range of topics in magnetism and magnetic materials. He has over 300 publications and has given over 200 invited talks around the world. In 2019, he was an IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer. Hari is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Senior Member of IEEE. Hari also has over a decade of experience as an Editor for several condensed matter and materials physics journals. He was an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Physics from 2014-2020. At present he serves as an Associate Editor for Physical Review B and as an Editor for Journal of Alloys and Compounds. He is also an Editorial Board Member for Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.