"Corporate Affiliations and Funding of Machine Learning Papers" - Findings from the paper "The Values Encoded in Machine Learning Research" (2021) (discussion)

"Our analysis shows substantive and increasing corporate presence in the most highly-cited papers. In 2008/09, 24% of the top cited papers had corporate affiliated authors, and in 2018/19 this statistic almost tripled, to 71%. Furthermore, we also find a much greater concentration of a few large tech firms, such as Google and Microsoft, with the presence of these "big tech" firms increasing more than fivefold, from 11% to 58%."

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