ChatGPT can certainly produce a convincing looking review, but there are a few issues:
So this all sounds terrible - as quick and plausible as ChatGPT may be, the response it produces may include false information, false sources and a completely opaque methodology. So is there any way it can be used?
Of course all of this will change. The use of AI for evidence synthesis is a rapidly developing field, but for clinical use it will still be necessary that syntheses meet the underlying standards of transparency and rigour which are so far absent. Keep this in mind when reading the latest tech hype.
Systematic Reviewing and ChatGPT - PICO Portal webinar
What academic research is ChatGPT accessing? LinkedIn post
Academic Publishers Are Missing the Point on ChatGPT. Blog - Scholarly Kitchen.
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