Artificial Intelligence Current Events Editorial

Analytics Insight’s very clumsy plagiarism

On November 29, 2023, Analytics Insight — whose business model is pretty much “clickbait as a service” — published an article titled Ten Women AI Leaders to Enhance OpenAI’s Board, pictured in the screenshot below (along with a big error that I’ll point out shortly):

It bore a striking similarity to an article published three days earlier: 10 Women AI Leaders Who OpenAI Should Consider For Their Board, by Rebekah Bastian (SVP of Product at Glowforge), pictured in the screenshot below:

Later versions of Analytics Insight’s article included acknowledgment of the original Forbes article:

In spite of Analytics Insight giving credit where credit is due, their list of top ten women is markedly different. Here’s Rebekah Bastian’s list from the original Forbes article…

  1. Dr. Fei-Fei Li
  2. Dr. Timnit Gebru
  3. Alessya Visnjic
  4. Dr. Latanya Sweeney
  5. Professor Daphne Koller
  6. Daniela Braga
  7. Professor Manuela Veloso
  8. Lisa Nelson
  9. Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D.
  10. Kieran Snyder

…and here’s the Analytics Insight list:

  1. Fei-Fei Li
  2. Rumman Chowdhury
  3. Timnit Gebru
  4. Mona Sloane
  5. Joy Buolamwini
  6. Yoshua Bengio
  7. Kai-Fu Lee
  8. Hinda Haned
  9. Danielle Belgrave
  10. Maja Pantic

Note entries 6 and 7, Yoshua Bengio and Kai-Fu Lee — neither of them are women, and their blurb about Bengio even uses a male pronoun:

6. Yoshua Bengio:

Deep Learning Pioneer: Bengio’s pioneering work in deep learning has had a profound impact on the AI landscape.
Educational Leadership: As a professor at the University of Montreal, he contributes to shaping the next generation of AI researchers and practitioners.

Consider this a timely reminder on the first anniversary of ChatGPT’s release (which happened November 30, 2022): For the moment, you still have to double-check an AI’s output before you publish it as your own!