GALACTICA: a free AI-assisted research tool to amplify researcher capabilities



Overwhelming amounts of data present a serious barrier to research. The ever-increasing volume of scientific publications and data has made it more challenging to mine for actionable insights. The majority of researchers today use search engines to find relevant scientific information, but these tools are inadequate for organizing the vast amounts of data involved in scientific research.


Welcome Galactica: a free AI-assisted research tool to amplify researcher capabilities created by Papers with Code and Meta AI. Its mission is organized science.


It is a large language model that can store, combine and reason about scientific knowledge. Galactica is a large language model which is trained on scientific corpus of data such as research papers, abstracts, lecture notes etc., the contents of which are generated by AI, and which is continuously updated by AI as new research becomes available


You can summarize academic literature, solve math problems, generate Wiki articles, write scientific code, annotate molecules and proteins, and more.


The original promise of computing was to solve information overload in science. But classical computers were specialized for retrieval and storage, not pattern recognition. As a result, we've had an explosion of information but not of intelligence: the means to process it. Researchers are buried under a mass of papers, increasingly unable to distinguish between the meaningful and the inconsequential. This is why Galactica aims to solve this problem.


Galactica outperforms existing models on a range of scientific tasks. On technical knowledge, Galactica outperforms the latest GPT-3 by 68.2% versus 49.0%. The creators of Galactics believe these results demonstrate the potential for language models as a new interface for science. Galactica is an open source model for the benefit of the scientific community.


Overall, Galactica is a powerful new tool that has the potential to transform scientific research. It is free, open source, and AI-powered, making it easy for researchers to access and use. With its ability to store, combine, and reason about vast amounts of data, Galactica promises to help researchers overcome the barriers of information overload and make better use of the vast amounts of data available to them.

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