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It's Time to Do Something: Mitigating the Negative Impacts of Computing Through a Change to the Peer Review Process

  title={It's Time to Do Something: Mitigating the Negative Impacts of Computing Through a Change to the Peer Review Process},
  author={Brent J. Hecht and Lauren Wilcox and Jeffrey P. Bigham and Johannes Sch{\"o}ning and Ehsan Hoque and Jason Ernst and Yonatan Bisk and Luigi De Russis and Lana Yarosh and Bushra Anjum and Danish Contractor and Cathy Wu},
The computing research community needs to work much harder to address the downsides of our innovations. Between the erosion of privacy, threats to democracy, and automation's effect on employment (among many other issues), we can no longer simply assume that our research will have a net positive impact on the world. While bending the arc of computing innovation towards societal benefit may at first seem intractable, we believe we can achieve substantial progress with a straightforward step… 
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