Generative AI poses ethical challenges to Open Science, a comment for Nature Human Behaviour

In July, Nature Human Behavior invited MetaDocencia to write a reflection on the ethical challenges that generative artificial intelligence (AI) poses to Open Science. Since this was a topic we begun to discuss with Gregory Randall and Lorena Etcheverry, colleagues from the Universidad de la República (Uruguay), after the Ethics in AI Panel at the Latin American AI Meeting - Khipu 2023 in March, we invited them to join in the eight-handed writing (and several more, as you can seen in the acknowledgments!) of this opinion piece that is part of “Navigating the AI frontier”, the journal´s last issue that focuses on AI.

We are also proud that, following the recommendations proposed by the article by Amano and colleagues (2021) “Ten tips for overcoming language barriers in science” and Nature Human Behaviour editorial principles (2023) which recognize that “Scientific publishing has a language problem”, the journal enabled a bilingual publication. You can find our article in English at the following link: The full article in Spanish is at:

We hope you find the article interesting and invite you to continue the debate on our Spanish-speaking Slack workspace.


We thank Patricia Díaz Charquero, Chelle Gentemann, Kate Hertweck, and the Open Life Science and The Turing Way communities for their input to the article.

This post has been made possible by NASA Grants 80NSSC23K0854, 80NSSC23K0857, and 80NSSC23K0861.

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Laura Ación
Laura Ación
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