Information industry uses academic research to help them make their arguments.
Industry Unbound: Friendly Academics
Information industry uses academic research to help them make their arguments. This is evident in the field AI and automated decision making systems. AI is a broad term that can be used in imprecisely to describe a group of technologies. It is often used as an umbrella term to describe a collection of technologies that "best understands some aspect of animal cognition using machines." In order for AI systems to function as promised (which they rarely do), developers need huge amounts of data to train and improve their accuracy. AI policy is therefore closely linked to privacy. The less regulation there is around the collection and usage of personal data, it will be easier to market and deploy AI systems. However, companies will continue to extract our data if there are fewer safeguards. Social scientists and law scholars are examining AI's use in social policy decisions. They have raised concerns about bias, lack of accountability and structural injustice as well as invasions of privacy. However, other researchers have become advocates for the industry's AI-related data grabbing.
For example, the MIT Media Lab allegedly teamed up with Silicon Valley billionaires to create potential funding streams and also aligned some policy recommendations regarding data collection and AI with Big Tech’s antiregulatory position. The information industry is more comfortable with a gentle (or not) approach to fixing AI's bias problem. They have adopted the concept of "AI ethics" to replace public governance. The industry also invests millions in creating a narrative about data privacy and government. They paid for MIT Media Lab research, which was later cited by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ;MSFT), Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ.GOOGL), IBM, (NYSE:IBM), Facebook, Inc., and Amazon.com, Inc., all calling for self-regulation. Media Lab executives "watered down" AI legislation and policy recommendations for the California legislature in response to industry pressure. These recommendations were inconsistent with research by the lab's own experts.
Amazon paid Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University scholars to promote their preferred discourses. Lina Khan, an antitrust scholar, wrote an article criticizing Amazon and calling for stronger antitrust laws to tackle the internet giant. Amazon then paid pro-corporate scholars for an article extolling Amazon's monopolistic business practices as beneficial for consumers. It is difficult to estimate how many times this happens. Even if scholars acknowledge corporate funding streams in footnotes it is still a dissident damage.
This story is about more than just a few grants. Even if the grants total several million dollars, there are many other factors to consider. Many scholars who have received Google, Facebook or other Big Tech grants insist that their writing is not affected by the money. Many people agree that this is true. It does not prove bias that a research target receives money. We also know that nonprofits receiving those funds tend to make substantive and personnel decisions that are in line with their largest tech donors. After its leader advocated for stronger antitrust enforcement against Google, for instance, the entire competition team of a Google-funded thinktank was dismissed in 2017.
It is also much more subtle in its attempts to influence academic discourse on privacy, technology, and law. Company representatives may only talk with independent researchers about publicly available documents and reports, and not on the "deep background," which limits what academics can learn. This was something I experienced while researching for another project. A Google attorney and several of his colleagues refused to discuss Google Play's guidelines. They also did not attribute the information. I ended the call. I ended the call. A former member of Google's policy team said that the deep background strategy allows them to "share our side of the story without having to pin a quote on anyone, because it is possible for quotes to be misleading or edited to make us look bad."
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