The days of Google Scholar are coming to an end or at least the teams behind would like to see that with Semantic Scholar and Microsoft Academic. The new AI based search engines aim to give scientists and others in need of quick access to important research a more efficient means of getting the information they need. Created by the nonprofit Allen Institute the Semantic Scholar search engine allows researchers to navigate what is otherwise a vast sea of information. Scientists are already praising Semantic Scholar for the convenience it offers them. Neurobiologist Andrew Huberman has praised the search engine as a game changer in science. With access to more than 160 million research articles it appears that description is appropriate.
Semantic Scholar first launched last year but a lack of content led to disappointment among academics. Only 9 million articles were with the search engine’s scope. Despite this Allen Institute continued to hone the search engine into a more efficient model. Expanding the scope of Semantic Scholar to include 160 million articles and improving the categorization algorithm were high priorities. This improved model is the current model released to the academic world.
Microsoft Comes Into Play
Microsoft has also created its own AI search engine with Microsoft Academic. Although it has fewer filters than Semantic Scholar Microsoft Academic offers AI competent in its own right. Microsoft Academic can sort files by citations, ranking of the publishing professors, and subdiscipline. Although the search engine is still in construction the search engine is already receiving praise within academic circles. Microsoft Academic combines the scope of Google Scholar with a superior search refining tool suite.
The Overall Outlook
AI search engines are already making headlines but the future is still brighter. As AI advances the capabilities of these search engines will only improve and offer even more to academics. In addition to Allen Institute and Microsoft Academic there others looking to release AI search engines. With the direction things are heading AI search engines may even become the standard one day.