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Artificial Intelligence for Social Good

June 1st, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, Research News, robotics / by Helen Wright

15063 CCC AI web banner_final-1The Computing Community Consortium (CCC), White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), are co-sponsoring a public workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Social Good on June 7th, 2016 in Washington, DC.

There has been a dramatically increasing interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in recent years. AI has been successfully applied to societal challenge problems and it has a great potential to provide tremendous social good in the future. In this workshop, we will discuss the successful deployments and the potential use of AI in various topics that are essential for social good, including but not limited to urban computing, health, environmental sustainability, and public welfare.

The two keynote talks will be from Lynn Overmann, Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Eric Horvitz, former CCC Council Member and Technical Fellow & Managing Director at Microsoft Research. The full agenda can be found on the website.

The workshop will be live streamed here. You can also join the conversation via twitter, using @compcomcon and hashtags #AI4SocialGood and #FutureofAI.

This is one of four workshops that OSTP is co-sponsoring which are being held around the country to spur public dialogue on artificial intelligence and machine learning and to identify challenges and opportunities related to AI. Proceedings from the workshops will feed into a public report on Artificial Intelligence that will be issued by OSTP later this year.

The other workshops are:

To learn more about the OSTP initiative and the other workshops, please see the White House OSTP blog post.

Artificial Intelligence for Social Good