Peer Review Has Its Shortcomings, But AI Is a Risky Fix | WIRED

“Imagine for a moment that publishers…embrace AI in peer review. AI performance will increase precisely where human editors today invest most of their time: choosing reviewers and judging whether to publish a manuscript. I don’t see why learning algorithms couldn’t manage the entire review from submission to decision by drawing on publishers’ databases of reviewer profiles, analyzing past streams of comments by reviewers and editors, and recognizing the patterns of change in a manuscript from submission to final editorial decision. What’s more, disconnecting humans from peer review would ease the tension between the academics who want open access and the commercial publishers who are resisting it….”