Troubling trends in machine learning scholarship

The authors discuss four trends in AI research that have negative consequences for the community. problems permalink explanation vs. speculation permalink It’s important to allow researchers to include speculation, because speculation is what allows ideas to form. But the paper has to carefully couch speculation inside a “Motivations” section or other verbage to ensure the reader understands its place. It’s extremely important to define concepts before using them. Terms like internal covariate shift or coverage sound like definitions without actually being such.
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