What do we actually do about ChatGPT?
What do we do right now?
It's a less exciting question than most are discussing.
Nature, one of the leading scientific journals in the world, is tackling this question head-on.
They have published clear sensible guidelines about assistance from and authorship by such systems.
- Only humans can be listed as authors because only humans can take responsibility for their work.
- The methods of using these AI assistants must be clearly enough described to be reviewed and replicated.
Other scientific publications are following suit.
I see this as an important first step for bringing order to the chaos.
But what are the next steps?