Not Quite ‘Ask a Librarian’: AI on the Nature, Value, and Future of LIS

  title={Not Quite ‘Ask a Librarian’: AI on the Nature, Value, and Future of LIS},
  author={Jesse David Dinneen and Helen Bubinger},
  journal={Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology},
AI language models trained on Web data generate prose that reflects human knowledge and public sentiments, but can also contain novel insights and predictions. We asked the world's best language model, GPT‐3, fifteen difficult questions about the nature, value, and future of library and information science (LIS), topics that receive perennial attention from LIS scholars. We present highlights from its 45 different responses, which range from platitudes and caricatures to interesting… Expand


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