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The Privatization of AI Research(-ers): Causes and Potential Consequences - From university-industry interaction to public research brain-drain?

@article{Jurowetzki2021ThePO,
  title={The Privatization of AI Research(-ers): Causes and Potential Consequences - From university-industry interaction to public research brain-drain?},
  author={Roman Jurowetzki and Daniel Stefan Hain and Juan Mateos-Garcia and K. Stathoulopoulos},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2102.01648}
}
In this paper, we analyze the causes and discuss potential consequences of a perceived privatization of AI research, particularly the transition of AI researchers from academia to industry. We explore the scale of the phenomenon by quantifying transition flows between industry and academia, and providing a descriptive account and exploratory analysis of characteristics of industry transition. Here we find that industry researchers and those transitioning into industry produce more impactful… 
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