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Archives for May 2018

Princeton Dialogues of AI and Ethics: Launching case studies

Summary: We are releasing four case studies on AI and ethics, as part of the Princeton Dialogues on AI and Ethics. The impacts of rapid developments in artificial intelligence (“AI”) on society—both real and not yet realized—raise deep and pressing questions about our philosophical ideals and institutional arrangements. AI is currently applied in a wide […]

How to constructively review a research paper

Any piece of research can be evaluated on three axes: Correctness/validity — are the claims justified by evidence? Impact/significance — how will the findings affect the research field (and the world)? Novelty/originality — how big a leap are the ideas, especially the methods, compared to what was already known? There are additional considerations such as […]

When Terms of Service limit disclosure of affiliate marketing

By Arunesh Mathur, Arvind Narayanan and Marshini Chetty In a recent paper, we analyzed affiliate marketing on YouTube and Pinterest. We found that on both platforms, only about 10% of all content with affiliate links is disclosed to users as required by the FTC’s endorsement guidelines. One way to improve the situation is for affiliate […]

Refining the Concept of a Nutritional Label for Data and Models

By Julia Stoyanovich (Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Drexel University)  and Bill Howe (Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington) In August 2016,  Julia Stoyanovich and Ellen P. Goodman spoke in this forum about the importance of bringing interpretability to the algorithmic transparency debate.  They focused on algorithmic rankers, discussed the harms […]