One valuable application for generative artificial intelligence (AI) is summarizing research studies for non-academic readers. We submitted five articles to Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer (ChatGPT) for summarization, and asked the article's author to rate the summaries. Higher ratings were assigned to more insight-oriented activities, such as the production of eighth-grade reading level summaries, and summaries highlighting the most important findings and real-world applications. The general summary request was rated lower. For the field of environmental health science, no-cost AI technology such as ChatGPT holds the promise to improve research translation, but it must continue to be improved (or improve itself) from its current capability
Original Publication Information
Anderson, L. B., Kanneganti, D., Houk, M. B., Holm, R. H., & Smith, T. (2023). Generative AI as a tool for Environmental Health Research Translation. GeoHealth, 7(7). https://doi.org/10.1029/2023gh000875
Anderson, Lauren B.; Kanneganti, Dhiraj; Houk, Mary Bentley; Holm, Rochelle H.; and Smith, Ted, "Generative AI as a Tool for Environmental Health Research Translation" (2023). Faculty Scholarship. 908.