You Cannot Serve Two Masters: The Harms of Dual Affiliation
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Musings on systems, information, learning, and optimization.
David Forsyth, Alexei Efros, and I on the harms of the academic “dual affiliation” model recently proposed by Facebook.
Thomas G. Dietterich
Great post on "co-employment"
Even better than giving small amounts of money to faculty would be to give large gifts to institutions to retain faculty by relieving them of the need to constantly write grant proposals to government (and companies)
Mark O. Riedl
Preach on, brothers!
and collegeus have done a great post on why the notion that academics can split their time between universities and tech companies is rubbish, with specific reference to AI/ML. Basically, dual affiliation is an ameliorating PR move
FB’s chief scientist
says that #SiliconValley needs to work more closely with #Academia to build the future of #AI, while
argues that you "cannot serve two masters"... what do you think?
Some good warnings here re academics in companies. “You Cannot Serve Two Masters: The Harms of Dual Affiliation”
et al! I agree the 80%/20% split is problematic. When I left MILA for Google Research I was a consenting adult; it was a choice not a "raid." Don't grants, teaching load and hiring limits also curtail "curiosity driven research?"