Yoshua Bengio: Time to rethink the publication process in machine learning

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Yoshua Bengio thinks that the current ML conference publishing cycle is having adverse impacts on the industry as a whole and wants to fix it. While I am not an ML researcher and so don't have the opportunity to see this from the inside, I completely believe that career incentives for grad students and academics can cascade and produce suboptimal outcomes for all involved. Industry-wide change is necessary to solve this class of problems.

While I hadn't considered this specific cause before, I have felt like the increase in volume of papers in recent years has come at the expense of many of them seeming rather incremental, which is echoed here as a symptom.

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