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AI and the future of research management

Or how the study of medieval elephant husbandry can open unforeseen possibilities

On 30 November 2022, ChatGPT was launched. It was met with equal measures of wonder and horror, like it was some kind of real-life Jumanji, but without the promise of a return to normality once the game was over. Great as a quirky toy, not so great when it’s a vehicle for the destruction of the human race. 

Inevitably, commentators were quick to see that our working lives would change forever. Goldman Sachs predicted that two-thirds of occupations in the United States would be affected by AI automation, with between a quarter and a half of workloads replaced.

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