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AI for Literature Reviews

This guide provides a list of artificial intelligence (ai) tools that are helpful for literature reviews

AI Chat Bots

  • ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is a chatbot developed by OpenAI 
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) and conversation generation.
  • Trained on diverse internet text up until January 2022.
  • Capabilities:
    • Understanding and generating human-like text.
    • Answering questions, providing information, and engaging in conversations.
    • Contextual comprehension and generating contextually relevant responses.
    • Language translation and summarization.
  • Limitations:
    • May generate incorrect or nonsensical answers.
    • Sensitive to input phrasing; slight rephrasing may yield different results.
    • Limited understanding of context beyond a certain window.
    • Can exhibit biased behavior based on training data.
  • Free and paid (20$/month) versions

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  • is a conversational search engine that answers queries using natural language predictive text, utilizing sources from the web.
  • Users can ask questions directly and receive precise answers supported by a curated set of sources
  • Some key advantages include:
    • Content Generation: Perplexity AI excels in generating high-quality, SEO-optimized content like articles and blog post
    • Accurate Information: Leveraging advanced models, Perplexity AI ensures factual correctness in its generated content, providing accurate and up-to-date information
    • Citation of Sources: It uniquely provides numbered references and citations for the sources it uses, allowing users to validate information
    • User-Friendly Interface: With a chatbot-style structure, interacting with Perplexity AI in natural language is intuitive and easy
    • Versatility: It caters to students, researchers, and content creators by generating academic publications and dissertations

    • Ease of Use: Designed to be user-friendly, Perplexity AI requires no technical expertise to provide accurate answers and information
  • Free and paid (20$/month) version

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  • When answering a question, ChatPDF finds the most relevant paragraphs from the PDF and uses the ChatGPT API from OpenAI to generate an answer
  • Free and paid version

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