Is ChatGPT my Co-Author? The Ethics of Publishing, Co-Authorship and LLMs

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Where: Zoom

The Center for Ethics and Human Values will host a panel to discuss how scientific and academic journals should respond to the growing concerns related to large language models and authorship. For example, are concerns regarding the use of these models for research writing overblown? Are there any appropriate ways for using large language models in academic scholarship? Should journal networks update policies so that researchers can specify that text generated by ChatGPT (or any other AI tools) was not used in their work?

Featuring Panelists

Dr. Gordon Hull, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, UNC Charlotte

Gordon Hull's work is in ethics and political philosophy. His current research focuses primarily on the intersection of law, regulatory policy and political theory, with particular emphases on intellectual property, privacy and AI.  He also works in the history of philosophy - the early modern period in particular - and on 20th Century European theory.  He is the author of The Biopolitics of Intellectual Property (2019) and Hobbes and the Making of Early Modern Thought (2008).

Michael Flierl, Associate Professor and Student Learning Librarian, Ohio State Libraries

Michael Flierl is an Associate Professor and Student Learning Librarian in The Ohio State University Libraries.  His research interests include information literacy, student-centered teaching and learning environments, and AI. Michael has recently explored the dual-use nature of advanced foundational AI systems—presenting on this subject to the University Senate, Ohio State College of Medicine’s Education Leadership Team, and international conferences.

The Ohio State University Center for Ethics and Human Values’ CARE program is presented with support from the OSUMC Center for Bioethics, the College of Public Health and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.