Reproducibility helps with understanding, explaining and debugging. Reproducibility is also a crucial means to reverse engineering. I would venture to argue that a huge part of that does come from the use of machine learning techniques in science.” Cory Doctorow 9:51 am Mon Mar 19, 2018 . Machine learning researchers are pushing back on the recent assertion that the AI framework is a key contributor to a reproducibility crisis in scientific research. Machine learning is often characterized as much an "art" as a "science" and in at least one … Machine learning is inherently difficult to explain, … Machine learning has a reproducibility crisis. “There is general recognition of a reproducibility crisis in science right now. Rick Stevens , associate laboratory director for computing, environment and life sciences at Argonne National Laboratory, agreed there is a reproducibility …