Workshop Proceedings of the 17th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media

Workshop: Disrupt, Ally, Resist, Embrace (DARE): Action Items for Computational Social Scientists in a Changing World

DOI: 10.36190/2023.14

Published: 2023-06-01
Hey, ChatGPT, how does CSS research need to change? Research questions in CSS in the wake of the perceived LLM singularity
Olga Zagovora, Ralf Lämmel

CSS and other research fields are affected by LLMs entering common usage and with AGI possibly coming upon us soon enough. Accordingly, we sketch a few new types of research questions in CSS. Our sketch is informed by a review of past CSS research challenges to see what role, if any, the shift from genuine human behavior to AI/LLM-based or -enriched behavior has played in CSS research so far. We are much less concerned here with understanding how CSS research is possibly disrupted, for good and bad, by AI, in how it enables new forms of automation.