Steven Inchcoombe, “Chief Publishing Officer” at Springer Nature, in a January Scholarly Kitchen interview, asked what publishing innovation he’s most proud of:

For me, I look at the work we have been doing using AI to enable summarizations (for different levels of knowledge), language improvement and auto-translation, structured support of peer-reviewers, helping book authors survey the literature, and addressing integrity concerns such as software to spot plagiarism, tortured phrases, and image manipulation. Clearly humans still play an important role in these use cases but technology is enabling us to be more adaptive and to operate at a scale that we could previously only dream of.

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