AI USEFULNESS IN SYSTEMS MODELLING AND SIMULATION: GPT-4 APPLICATION
In this study, we investigate the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), specifically Generative Pre-trained Transformer 4 (GPT-4), to accelerate the development of system dynamics simulations within the broader context of systems engineering. The research aims to uncover the opportunities and limitations of leveraging AI to assist humans in constructing and refining system dynamics models. Through a systematic iterative process, GPT-4 was engaged in tasks such as creating, expanding, and stabilising simulations, identifying errors, generating expansion ideas, and converting models to Python code. Our findings reveal that GPT-4, while not flawless, can significantly enhance the modelling process, reduce human error, and expedite learning. This paper critically examines the role of AI in model development, emphasising the continued importance of human expertise in the evaluation and testing of simulations. Ultimately, we argue for a symbiotic relationship between AI and human modellers, harnessing the power of GPT-4 to augment human capabilities and advance the fields of system dynamics and systems engineering.
How to Cite
LicenseAuthors who publish in the Journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this Journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the Journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this Journal.