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A Retrospective on the 2014 NeurIPS Experiment

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  • UserProfessor Neil Lawrence - Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge
  • ClockWednesday 16 June 2021, 15:00-16:00
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In 2014, along with Corinna Cortes, I was Program Chair of the Neural Information Processing Systems conference. At the time, when wondering about innovations for the conference, Corinna and I decided it would be interesting to test the consistency of reviewing. With this in mind, we randomly selected 10% of submissions and had them reviewed by two independent committees.

In this talk I will review the construction of the experiment, explain how the NeurIPS review process worked and talk about what I felt the implications for reviewing were, vs what the community reaction was.

More information: http://inverseprobability.com/talks/notes/the-neurips-experiment.html

A recording of this talk is available at: https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/seminars/wednesday/video/20210616-1500-t156925.html

This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Wednesday Seminars series.

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