Wednesday, August 23, 2023

AI Corner: YouTube Video: Andy Stapleton Reviews "SCITE"

Even if you're not interesting in subscribing to SCITE.AI - a knowledge tool and research facilitation service based on AI - you might enjoy watching what it can do in a lively fast paced video.

The energetic Australian science vlogger Andy Stapleton PhD reviews a range of science, and often AI, topics several times a week (165k subscribers).  This week he tackles a live demo of SCITE, which is sort of like PubMed on nuclear-powered AI steroids.  

See the website or watch the video, but SCITE is basically like AI wedded with other information sources like PubMed.  (It's $20/mo, after a free week).  There's also a Chrome plug-in for Scite that pulls in some Scite features while you're browsing places like PubMed in the original.


Fittingly, I imported the YouTube review link into the software "Readwise Reader" [a recent addition to the Readwise app), and then Readwise Reader auto generated an AI summary (it calls this Ghostreader) from the YouTube link.

This video will discuss an AI tool called "scite" that can assist researchers with various aspects of their work. The tool offers an "assistant" feature that allows researchers to ask questions and receive answers from the full text of millions of research articles. Additionally, the tool includes a writing assistant that can help with grant proposals and papers. Scite also offers a dashboard where users can track their own papers and receive alerts for new research in their field. The video concludes by recommending the tool for researchers at all stages of their work.

How big is SCITE?  Here's from their blog:

What does scite’s coverage look like? At the time of this writing (you can always go here to find updated numbers), scite has records on over 175 million publications, and has ingested the full text of over 33 million scholarly articles. From these articles we have extracted 1.8 billion citation statements, making scite the world’s largest citation database.