Karl Karzelek Posted December 13, 2022 Share Posted December 13, 2022 I stumbled about this post here in the forums: This pushed me to write about some ideas that are floating in my head for a few days now. I was hesitant to write about it at first. But the more I think about it the more I am convinced there might be something big waiting here. William Cross is describing that he is unhappy with the current state of the research tab. His suggestions was a more dynamic approach e.g. with natural language processing. I would even go further and go bold: Replace the research tab with an research assistant bot powered by AI. This might sound crazy, but I don't think it is. I have been playing around with the OpenAI Project GPT and the chat bot chatGPT. It offers a lot of potential for new approaches to doing research. It is not there yet but there is a lot going on in that space. I have written more about that here: http://www.kapeka.eu/ai-and-the-future-of-research-and-learning/ I cite a paragraph from that article: Quote AI can open up completely different ways of research. I thought about this in the context of Bible study software. This could indeed be a completely new approach in digital dictionary usage. I have a collection of academic Dictionaries in my Accordance Collection. If I want to get a broad picture about a topic like „second temple“ I have to put in search requests spanning all of those books, hoping I will find all the information I need.I then have to go through all of the results and gather all the relevant information book by book. A completely different approach would be to include something like chatGPT directly into Accordance or Logos as a form of research assistant. I then wouldn’t buy all the different dictionaries, but access to the AI Database as subscription. This Database is vetted by the provider to include reliable information. Then I would ask the bot questions about topics and would follow up on the results presented to me to dig deeper where necessary. If I need to cite articles or books for an academic paper the Bot would point me to recommended books or articles that e.g. were used to create the content of the database. And because it’s not just a simple search query but a real AI Bot, I could have real interaction with the AI, developing ideas through the chat and checking those ideas against the available database. That could help you to bulletproof your ideas before you go public with them. Christoph Heilig published a Twitter Thread about a „conversation“ with ChatGPT on the narrative structure of Romans and Galatians with some fascinating results: https://twitter.com/ChristophHeilig/status/1602385923525820418 As I said: This is nothing that will happen short term. But this could be a really important feature surely long-term, maybe even midterm. What do you think? 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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