Nationalism Destroying Science
And an idiotic populace is exactly what nationalists need
If this is happening in AI research, how much is happening in other fields that are going unreported?
Last year respected Dutch scientist and Professor of Information Retrieval at the University of Amsterdam Maarten de Rijke had six publications accepted by SIGIR 2018, the world’s top conference in the field of information retrieval. De Rijke was a scheduled panelist and, along with with his students, was organizing a workshop and presenting a tutorial for the conference at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA. However, because de Rijke had spoken on data science in Iran in November 2017, his US visa application was denied.https://medium.com/syncedreview/abandon-us-petition-protests-ai-conference-visa-denials-b90dd5a808c4
A French-based research scientist has collected almost 300 signatures on an online petition calling for organizers of major computer…medium.com