Unlike many of the popular generative toolsets that are still in their infancy, many of the toolsets below have been developed over periods of several years. These toolsets are often developed by non-profit research/programming organizations with the goals of accelerating research methods for things like systematic reviews, visualization, and even generative summaries. Each of the toolsets below is free to use and sets a precedent for being some of the most transparent developments in research-focused AIs.
A free-to-use, open-source systematic review assistant that leverages state-of-the-art active learning techniques in order to help review large amounts of articles/content for specific key words and qualifiers. Originally developed by a team of researchers from Utrecht University, the software is now part of a non-profit initiative driven by multidisciplinary researchers and system engineers from across the country. Free to download and use.
Pulling from publisher partnerships, data providers, and web crawls, this AI-driven search and discovery toolset provides a streamlined search platform for over 200 million academic papers. Developed within the Allen Institute for AI, this open project has been worked on since 2015 with the goal of supporting high-quality research. Free to use.
Using a complex AI-backed methodology, this platform is a literature mapping tool. Using a “seed” article, the platform finds relevant articles and content to link. Visualized by a bubble map of connected topics, this toolset can be invaluable for finding additional connections across a variety of disciplines as well as staying up to date with up and coming publications. This initiative is supported by a development collective, which has pledged to keep the core discovery functionalities open for all to use. Sign up required to access at researchrabbit.ai. Free to use.
Typeset.io, now known as SciSpace, is a comprehensive academic platform providing access to over 200 million research papers. It assists researchers in discovering, understanding, writing, formatting, and publishing their research. The platform, equipped with AI tools, simplifies academic texts and ensures compliance with journal guidelines. It's a valuable resource for the research community, offering both a vast paper repository and a user-friendly SaaS environment for research authoring.