Generative AI tools like GPT-4 will disrupt traditional expectations and workflows in several fields, including research mathematics, according to famous mathematician Terence Tao.
He suggests that the robustness and adaptability of these models could lead to AI tools that integrate with traditional software or serve as compassionate conversationalists, translators, teachers, and more. Tao predicts that by 2026, AI could be a trusted co-author in mathematical research and various other fields. However, the introduction of AI assistance will also present challenges for adapting existing institutions and practices. You can read his full essay here.