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Reviewing the Parrot Papers

Editorial

Dr. Tamaro Green, DS

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2021-03-09 19:43:11 viewed: 169

 

Technology companies that circumvent the peer review process to promote their own research may pose a risk to all scientific research. This is becoming an issue not only in technology but is also becoming a factor in medicine. Medical companies are publishing reports in a rush to promote their own treatments. Similarly, technology companies have been promoting their products and disguising their promotion as research. True research should be independent of the companies that sponsor it. Corporate research has possibly tainted all research as a whole. Now, researchers tend to scrutinize more whether the information they receive has been influenced by corporate sponsors or is truly independent research.

Following the story of the On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big?, the Parrot Papers, exposed a trend in computer science research that can potential lead to a greater problem in science. The authors of the paper present a perspective that counters the trend of corporate influence on research papers. This perspective is vital as it demonstrates how contaminated computer science research has become by technology company sponsored research.

 

 

 

Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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