The impact of Artificial Intelligence in academia: Views of Turkish academics on ChatGPT


Heliyon, vol.9, no.9, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e19688
  • Journal Name: Heliyon
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Academia, Artificial intelligence, Human-AI collaboration, Learning & teaching, Machine learning
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


In the past decade, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies have become increasingly prevalent in the academic world. This growing trend has led to debates about the impact of these technologies on academia. The purpose of this article is to examine the impact of ChatGPT, an AI and machine learning technology, in the academic field and to determine academics' perceptions of it. To achieve this goal, in-depth interviews were conducted with 10 academics, and their views on the subject were analyzed. It is seen that academics believe that ChatGPT will play a helpful role as a tool in scientific research and educational processes and can serve as an inspiration for new topics and research areas. Despite these advantages, academics also have ethical concerns, such as plagiarism and misinformation. The study found that ChatGPT is viewed positively as a useful tool in scientific research and education, but ethical concerns such as plagiarism and misinformation need to be addressed.