Mittwoch, 2. Mai 2018

Open access in the sciences: Researchers announce to boycott science journal over its policies

Popular science journal Nature recently announced the creation of a new closed-access section of its publication dedicated to machine learning, to be launched in January 2019. The AI community’s reaction was, predictably, less than positive.
Secrets don’t help science. The field of machine learning has seen a recent explosion of breakthroughs and community participation thanks, in no small part, to a spirit of sharing research and open access to published works. And that’s exactly why some of the most recognizable names in AI research, from nearly all of the giant technology companies in the US, will not submit any of their work to Nature’s Machine Intelligence section.
One researcher who appeared to take immediate umbrage to Nature’s announcement is Tom Dietterich, a professor at Oregan State University and renowned scientist in the AI community. He published a statement on the OSU website condemning Nature’s move and imploring other scientists to sign a petition declaring Nature off-limits until it changes its mind. You can read his statement here. ... [mehr]

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