Beyond the “Death of Research”: Reimagining the Human-AI Collaboration in Scientific Research

Abstract

The prevailing narrative of AI rendering research obsolete overlooks its immense potential as a collaborative tool with the capacity to revolutionize scientific exploration. This paper critically examines the relationship between AI and human intelligence, advocating for a synergistic approach that harnesses the unique strengths of both. By weaving AI’s computational prowess with human creativity, ethical reasoning, and contextual understanding, we can unlock unprecedented avenues for discovery and innovation across diverse research fields. This paper delves into the intricate interplay between AI and human intelligence, meticulously examining their strengths, limitations, and potential for collaborative synergy. It underscores the critical role of human judgment in ensuring ethical and responsible research practices, emphasizing the need for a robust philosophical and ethical framework to guide the integration of AI. Instead of succumbing to the fear of the “death of research,” this paper presents a compelling vision of a future with AI as a powerful tool to augment human capabilities. This symbiotic partnership fosters revolutionary breakthroughs while preserving the human essence of research. By embracing this collaborative model, we pave the way for a new era of scientific discovery not by the demise of research but by unprecedented innovation, ethical progress, and a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Author Biographies

Mohammed Salah, Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS), Muscat, Oman

Mohammed Salah is an Assistant Professor at the Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in Oman. His research primarily encompasses social psychology, public administration, and artificial intelligence. Currently, he is delving into understanding how artificial intelligence, specifically generative AI, influences decision-making processes.

Fadi Abdelfattah, Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS), Muscat, Oman

Fadi Abdelfattah is an Associate Professor at the Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in Oman. His research interests include consumer behavior, service quality, knowledge-sharing, and healthcare management.

Hussam Al Halbusi, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College (ABMMC), Doha, Qatar

Hussam Al Halbusi is currently a visiting assistant professor at the management department of Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College (ABMMC), Qatar. His research interests lie in strategic management, leadership, innovation, and sustainability.

Muna Mohammed, Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS), Muscat, Oman

Muna Mohammed is an Assistant Professor at the Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in Oman. Her research mainly focuses on information technology management and its integration into the business and government process. She is also interested in the questions of leadership and artificial intelligence.

Published
2023-12-27
How to Cite
Salah, M., Abdelfattah, F., Al Halbusi, H., & Mohammed, M. (2023). Beyond the “Death of Research”: Reimagining the Human-AI Collaboration in Scientific Research. Changing Societies & Personalities, 7(4). doi:10.15826/csp.2023.7.4.250
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Articles