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AI Now Initiative Symposium on July 10th, 2017

June 14th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The AI Now Initiative is hosting a symposium on July 10th, 2017 at the MIT Media Lab to “address the biggest challenges we face as AI moves further into our everyday lives.” Leaders from industry, academia, civil society, and the government will share ideas for technical design, research and policy directions.

See the full agenda here. Panel topics include:

Bias Traps in AI

  • A panel discussing how we understand bias in AI systems, highlighting the latest research insights and why issues of bias matter in concrete ways to real people.

Governance Gaps Under Trump

  • Trump is in power and Brexit is official. How has this changed the policy landscape for AI? What are the biggest challenges in these politically uncertain times?

Rights and Liberties in an Automated World

  • AI systems are already making decisions that fundamentally impact rights and liberties, from healthcare to criminal justice to labor to education and much more. How can we preserve these core values in a time of rapidly increasing automation?

You can register or watch the live stream on their website.

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has an Artifical Intelligence Task Force that works to provide a mechanism for articulating both the state of the art and technical limitations of AI, to help develop forward-looking research agendas for the field, and to better understand the potential of AI to provide tremendous social good in the future. They recently published an AI for Social Good report and an Advances in Artificial Intelligence Require Progress Across all of Computer Science white paper. See their website to learn more.

AI Now Initiative Symposium on July 10th, 2017