Elicit is an AI-based research assistant that helps researchers find papers, extract key claims, summarize, brainstorm ideas, and more. It is a product of Ought, a non-profit research lab that focuses on machine learning and is funded by various organizations, including Open Philanthropy and Future of Life Institute.
Elicit Key Features
- Elicit can find relevant papers without perfect keyword match, summarize takeaways from the paper specific to your question, and extract key information from them.
- Elicit can answer specific questions with the knowledge of papers and generate a table of comparison of papers (Literature review research matrix of papers).
- Elicit can run on your own papers as well as by uploading them.
What We Like About Elicit
Elicit is an impressive academic search engine that leverages the power of state-of-the-art Large Language Models (LLMs). It has a combined feature set and user experience that feels more polished and well thought out compared to other similar tools.
What We Dislike About Elicit
The use of LLMs to extract answers will never be totally reliable, so caution is needed when using such tools. It is important to verify the answers generated by Elicit.org before using them.