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    The rapid development of generative AI has brought about a paradigm shift in content creation, knowledge representation and communication. This Focus explores the new opportunities AI tools offer for science and society. Our authors also confront the numerous challenges intelligent machines pose and explore strategies to tackle them.

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    Lack of diversity, equity and inclusion is harmful both for individual scientists and the scientific enterprise as a whole. The contributions in this collection highlight problems and propose solutions on how to make science more equitable, inclusive and diverse for the benefit of all.

Nature Human Behaviour is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.

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  • As AI tools quickly become more capable, multimodal and pervasive in daily life, it is important to actively collaborate with them in ways that promote — rather than inhibit — human skill development.

    • Xu Pan
    • Odelia Schwartz
  • This year, 49% of the world will go to the polls. Political support for science-informed policy is not a given. Maria Caffrey, a whistleblower who defended scientific integrity under the Trump administration, offers advice on media engagement during this time.

    • Maria A. Caffrey
    World View
  • Science communication often assumes a ‘deficit’ in knowledge on behalf of the recipient, but this deficit-based approach is inequitable and ineffective. We must train all STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students in inclusive science communication, which uses collaboration with diverse people to address misinformation and solve socioscientific issues.

    • Nicole C. Kelp
    • Ashley A. Anderson
    • Joy C. Enyinnaya


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