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Meta’s Galactica AI can write scientific papers, but is it any good?

An artificial intelligence from Facebook owner Meta that is designed to write scientific research papers and Wikipedia articles has attracted criticism over its accuracy and public access has been removed

Technology 18 November 2022

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Meta’s Galactica AI system is designed to solve the problem of information overload in science

Meta Galactica AI

Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has released an AI model called Galactica that is designed to write essays or scientific papers summarising the state of the art on a given topic, complete with citations, as well as detailed Wikipedia articles. It can also carry out mathematical calculations and answer questions about specific molecules.

What is Galactica for?

Meta didn’t respond to a request for interview, but its paper on Galactica says the tool is meant to …