I enjoyed “Please Commit More Blatant Academic Fraud.” The intent is to highlight the disgusting underbelly of academic underbellies of naked mole rats. The author picks up on the fraudulent peer cheerleading for research related to artificial intelligence, but when tenure is at stake, I wager that professors teaching ethics can be manipulation minded as well. It just depends upon how one frames the argument, right?
The essay has a very interesting quote; to wit:
It would, of course, be quite difficult to actually distinguish the papers published fraudulently from the those published “legitimately”. (That fact alone tells you all you really need to know about the current state of AI research.)
I want to add a slightly different quantum entanglement to the nuclear nature of the academic fraud issue. The professional publishers must be considered. These are the outstanding executives who often publish research known to be wonky. The professional publishers create journals filled with hocus pocus, wrapped in the magic of peer reviewing, and totted up to be the beacons of “real” information.