Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Tools in Scientific Research

Typical scientific research needs tons of robot work and leaves little space for what makes science so exciting: analysis, discussion, insights, and breakthroughs.

The recently risen AI tools change the game. Now, they offer a powerful aid to boost science, deepen data analysis and make progress faster. You can compare the peer-reviewed articles, publish your work quicker and prepare a state-of-the-art research presentation with a couple of low-cost or even costless solutions. You leave all the robot jobs to machines and have time for creativity and actual science.

This article will discuss the top 10 AI-powered tools that streamline scientific research. Let’s get started!

1.    Scite Assistant

The first and, perhaps, most loved item on our list is Scite Assistant, which does a truly excellent job in the field of data research.

The tools parcel through science papers to extract critical information, such as result figures, methods, conclusions, etc. It helps researchers to sort out irrelevant material and saves tons of time in the preparatory stage.

The tool quickly won a wide audience among scientists and now can boast partnerships with Rockefeller University Press and Cambridge University Press.

2.    PDFgear

As the name suggests, PDFgear is geared towards the work with PDF, meaning it helps to summarize, sort, analyze, and edit PDF files, allowing one to not only find the needed information quickly but also process it as needed.

Yet, the main benefit of the tool is its cost: it's entirely free and loved by researchers and alumni from around the world.

The app is supported by MacOS, iOS, and Windows, allows you to work and save the results of your work on all devices, and is perfect for everyone who needs to make a complete research paper in one place.

3.    Consensus

Consensus is a great tool to research evidence-based research results. It processes numerous peer-reviewed articles, avoiding advertising and irrelevant information from the Internet, which makes it different from ChatGPT.

The tool offers a quick search of information among peer-reviewed studies, ranking them by several citations and/or allowing the comparison of the results.

The app is now used by more than 500,000 researchers worldwide and was featured in The Atlantic and The New York Times.


The AI-powered revolutionizes the way we work with papers and presentations. It is a multi-functional tool allowing one to search for information online and organize it in handy papers and projects despite the format.

It offers enormous text-editing, link sharing, previewing, commenting, and tracking possibilities simplifying team projects.

5.    Trinka

Trinka, an advanced proofreading tool, is a Grammarly for science papers. Unlike other proofreading tools, it has a narrow specialization: it enhances scientific writing; therefore, besides conventional grammar checks, Trinka offers tips in style, tone, wording, syntax, and punctuation, reducing time spent on proofreading efforts.

6.    Elicit

Elicit is a perfect tool for the research presentation. The tool can also crawl the web to research the needed information, but the rest of its functionality is geared toward brainstorming, generating ideas, text classification, or structuring arguments.

Another exciting feature of Elicit is that the tool is still in progress, and any user can send a feature request to influence product development. Each quarter, the team of Elicit brings changes to the product based on customer reviews.

7.    Research Rabbit

Research Rabbit is a great tool to simplify difficult research progress by organizing and simplifying them. For example, the tool helps to visualize text information via interactive charts, build author networks, pile up collections, and even receive notifications if something based on your topic of interest gets published.

Users can also create, share and comment collections with co-researches, making the group projects and peer-reviewing simpler.

8.    SciSpace

SciSpace is a publishing service. It helps to shorten the way your paper goes from your computer to the open resource, which is also an essential part of the research process. SciSpace simplifies manuscript submission, peer-reviewing, commenting, and discussing. Built with the help and advice of professional researchers, the service is an excellent solution to publishing your papers faster.

9.    ChatPDF

CHatPDF is a solution to extract texts from PDFs and understand them better. The thing is that PDF-formatted papers are not always easily transcribed into other formats. Therefore, the information stored there can get distorted when processed through unspecified tools, even if they are AI-powered.

ChatPDF greatly improves the accuracy of research through its ability to read and translate PDFs. This tool can be an essential addition to any research toolkit.

10.   ChatGPT

Although it is not a research—geared tool, ChatGPT can also be used for research purposes. A user can embrace its vast possibilities for information research, collaboration with peer researchers, seeking who else works on the same topic, and getting comments and reviews on the published pieces of research.

Customized solutions

Researchers for researchers created each of the tools above and aimed to solve the most regular pains.

Yet, the functionality presented is not omni-embracing. Therefore, each tool misses some good-to-have features, which the product owners aren’t willing to add. In this case, there are possibilities for building customized solutions. If you want to build an app geared towards specific research needs, there are plenty of companies ready to help you with implementing ideas. There are offers for any cost of mobile app development, the complexity of features, and timelines.


A well-known issue referring to AI solutions is that they are often biased, which can bring flaws to the objectivity of research.

For example, according to recent findings, the popular AI solution Chat GPT has a left-wing bias. The team from the University of East Anglia established that the app favors Democrats in the U.S., the Labour Party in the U.K., and President Lula da Silva of the Workers' Party in Brazil.

Such a situation may bring serious flaws to research on political, social, or historical topics.


Today's AI solutions offer wide possibilities for the improvement and simplification of complicated research rounds. Yet, despite all the attractive stuff these told offer, today we are facing the dawn of AI, meaning there still are a lot of jobs for a researcher to be done manually, not to mention some issues with biased approaches and the lack of functionality. This all means there's still a lot of space for improvement and innovation in this field. 

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