Consensus is a ChatGPT alternative with scientific specialty
With the emergence of AI chatbots, it is now common to ask anything and everything to ChatGPT and the likes. That said, in some domains, especially science, these tools can be approximate and even misleading. However, one solution is aimed specifically at those working in scientific fields.
More and more researchers are speaking out on social media about the questionable reliability of ChatGPT in the scientific field, where some of its answers can be seriously flawed, if not outright wrong. This is why some are recommending an alternative program, still relatively little known and in beta version, called Consensus.
This web application is restricted to the scientific domain, so it is inevitably less accessible to most users. Note too that, while it is possible to enter queries in other languages, the overwhelming majority of answers are currently given in English.
In any case, Consensus offers results that can be considered more reliable than those returned by the Google search engine, ChatGPT or any other artificial intelligence. Consensus only takes into account scientific papers, available online, including the most recent publications.
For each search, Consensus offers an overview of the most relevant papers related to a search. By clicking on one of them, the user has access to a summary and a link to the complete study.
Note that it is possible to ask a question or simply enter one or more keywords. The service will also give a summary of the scientific consensus on a given issue, through some statistics.
Even if access is free, it is recommended to create an account to take advantage of all the system’s features. On this subject, Consensus specifies that no personal data will be shared and that all searches remain anonymous.
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