Engineering at the Intersection of Productive Efficiency, Ideology, and Ethical AI in Wikipedia



Aaron Halfaker

Principal Research Scientist, Wikimedia Foundation; Senior Scientist, University of Minnesota

Dr. Halfaker is a principal research scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation and a senior scientist at the University of Minnesota. He studies the intersection of advanced algorithmic technologies and social issues in open production communities (like Wikipedia) using a mixture of experimental engineering, data science, and ethnographic methods. His studies of Wikipedia's editor decline and his development of "ORES," an open AI platform, have received substantial attention from the technology press.