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Journal editors Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology A paper has been retracted after readers pointed out that the supporting images were incorrectly generated by an AI image generator. In their retraction, the editors report that the reason for the retraction was “concerns raised regarding the nature of its AI-generated data.”

In the article, which included research around I , the authors include images depicting rat anatomy that were apparently generated by an AI system. In one photo, a rat’s penis and testicles were shown to be larger than the rest of its body — not something found in nature. Some of the accompanying text was also incomprehensible. Another image showed a mouse cell that did not resemble the actual structure of a mouse cell.

The asymmetric images in the paper are likely to add to the ongoing debate in the science community around the use of AI in generating text or imagery for use in technical papers – particularly those published in established journals.

In this case, it is unclear how such problematic images end up in a peer-reviewed journal. The authors, a joint team from Honghui Hospital and China’s Jiaotong University, did not try to hide the fact that they used AI. ; He even took credit for the midjourney.

Some in the press have noted this. Borders There is a policy that allows the use of AI-generated content as long as their use is not disclosed, which was the case in this instance. But the policy also notes that efforts should be made to fact-check anything produced by such systems, which was clearly not in the mix.

Editors at Borders The paper initially published a note claiming that the article had been corrected and that a new version would be published in short order. After some time the paper was withdrawn.

The mistakes made by the authors of the paper and the team at the journal that approved its publication will likely be the first of many to come, although it is not yet clear how to prevent such mistakes from occurring in the future. What changes will be required for .

More information:
Abstract: Cellular functions of spermatogonial stem cells in relation to the JAK/STAT signaling pathway. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology (2024). DOI: 10.3389/fcell.2024.1386861

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