Corpus ID: 221995749

The Grey Hoodie Project: Big Tobacco, Big Tech, and the threat on academic integrity

@article{Abdalla2020TheGH,
  title={The Grey Hoodie Project: Big Tobacco, Big Tech, and the threat on academic integrity},
  author={Mohamed Abdalla and Moustafa Abdalla},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2009.13676}
}
As governmental bodies rely on academics' expert advice to shape policy regarding Artificial Intelligence, it is important that these academics not have conflicts of interests that may cloud or bias their judgement. Our work explores how Big Tech is actively distorting the academic landscape to suit its needs. By comparing the well-studied actions of another industry, that of Big Tobacco, to the current actions of Big Tech we see similar strategies employed by both industries to sway and… Expand

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