Unpacking the Expressed Consequences of AI Research in Broader Impact Statements

  title={Unpacking the Expressed Consequences of AI Research in Broader Impact Statements},
  author={Priyanka Nanayakkara and Jessica R. Hullman and Nicholas A. Diakopoulos},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2021 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society},
The computer science research community and the broader public have become increasingly aware of negative consequences of algorithmic systems. In response, the top-tier Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) conference for machine learning and artificial intelligence research required that authors include a statement of broader impact to reflect on potential positive and negative consequences of their work. We present the results of a qualitative thematic analysis of a sample of… 
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