The AI Research Assistant

Elicit uses language models to help you automate research workflows, like parts of literature review.

Elicit can find relevant papers without perfect keyword match, summarize takeaways from the paper specific to your question, and extract key information from the papers.

While answering questions with research is the main focus of Elicit, there are also other research tasks that help with brainstorming, summarization, and text classification.

What is Elicit?

Elicit is a research assistant using language models like GPT-3 to automate parts of researchers’ workflows. Currently, the main workflow in Elicit is Literature Review. If you ask a question, Elicit will show relevant papers and summaries of key information about those papers in an easy-to-use table.

How do people use Elicit?

As of early 2023, Elicit’s users are primarily researchers (students and researchers in academia, at independent organizations, or operating independently). They find Elicit most valuable for finding papers to cite and defining research directions.

Some of our most engaged researchers report using Elicit to find initial leads for papersanswer questions, and get perfect scores on exams. One researcher used a combination of Elicit Literature Review, Rephrase, and Summarization tasks to compile a literature review for publication.

Our Twitter page shows more examples of researcher feedback and how people are using Elicit. Our YouTube page showcases different workflows to try.