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This paper explores collaborative literary analysis between a human and AI assistant. Prompting the conversational agent Claude iteratively, the author directs an examination of Abbott’s Flatland structured around psychoanalytic critique and connections to scientific paradigm shifts. Each draft refines the analysis by incorporating academic conventions like citations and expanding discussion of social hierarchies. The iterative process elicits the AI’s unique interpretations while nudging it toward increased scholarly rigor. While noting Claude’s limitations in accuracy, the reflective commentary finds AI can productively expand human scholarship if treated as a partner, not just a tool. Additional ethical implications of advancing AI emergence in academia are considered, such as establishing frameworks for responsible and equitable integration. Overall, the collaborative project suggests measured, humane guidance elicits meaningful scholarly contributions from AI without compromising rigor. But care must be taken to avoid overlooking long-term pitfalls in our rush to capitalize on AI productivity gains.
Author's note: This abstract and the title are by the AI, Claude 2
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