Computing Community Consortium Blog

The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.


Posts Tagged ‘AI

 

Science Article- ‘AI, people, and society’

July 10th, 2017 / in CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a Science Editorial from former CCC Council member and AI and Robotics Task Force Co-Chair Eric Horvitz, Head of  Microsoft Research Labs. He is also a past president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and cofounded the One Hundred Year Study on AI at Stanford. In an essay about his science fiction, Isaac Asimov reflected that “it became very common…to picture robots as dangerous devices that invariably destroyed their creators.” He rejected this view and formulated the “laws of robotics,” aimed at ensuring the safety and benevolence of robotic systems. Asimov’s stories about the relationship between people and robots were only a few years old […]

Blue Sky Ideas Track at Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence in February 2018

July 6th, 2017 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News, robotics / by Helen Wright

The Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 2-7, 2018. The purpose of the AAAI conference series is to promote research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and foster scientific exchange between researchers, practitioners, scientists, students, and engineers in AI and its affiliated disciplines. AAAI-18 will continue the tradition of previous AAAI conferences with technical paper presentations, invited speakers, workshops, tutorials, poster sessions, senior member presentations, competitions, and exhibit programs, all selected according to the highest standards. AAAI-18 will also include additional programs for students and young researchers. Important Dates for the AAAI-18 Conference July 1 – September 8, 2017: Authors register on the AAAI web […]

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 […]

ITIF Report “10 Steps Congress Can Take to Accelerate Data Innovation”

June 5th, 2017 / in CCC, pipeline, policy, research horizons / by Helen Wright

Contributions to the following blog were made by former CCC Chair Gregory Hager and CCC Director Ann Drobnis.  We all know there is a lot of data out there, and the amount of data is growing rapidly – 2500 petabyes a day by some estimates. For data-driven fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the availability of massive amounts of data and vast advances in computing power have now brought us to a unique and exciting phase where the availability of data is a major factor shaping the evolution of AI research. The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) recently released report called 10 Steps Congress Can Take to Accelerate Data […]

AI for Good: Maximizing the economic and societal benefits of AI

May 3rd, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News, robotics / by Helen Wright

Contributions to the following blog were made by former CCC Chair Greg Hager and Tom Kalil, former Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.   It is clear that Artificial Intelligence is having an impact on society and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future, in ways we cannot even imagine today. Through its AI and Robotics Task Force, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) seeks to articulate the unique research challenges and under-recognized opportunities in AI. This includes a recent addition to the website entitled “AI for Good: Maximizing the economic and societal benefits of AI” authored by Tom Kalil, former […]

Eric Horvitz, Former CCC Council Member, is New Head of Research at Microsoft

May 2nd, 2017 / in Announcements, research horizons, Research News, robotics / by Helen Wright

It was just announced that Eric Horvitz, former Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council member and current Co-Chair of the AI and Robotics Task Force, is the new head of Microsoft Research. Yesterday, it was announced that Jeannette Wing was leaving to lead Columbia’s Data Science Institute. Horvitz has long been a leading voice in AI safety and ethics. Recently, he announced the new Partnership on AI that consists of a consortium including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and IBM. The goal of the partnership is to bring industry together to talk about the use of AI for humanity’s benefit. From Quartz: Horvitz wants to fundamentally change the way humans interact with machines, whether that’s building a new way […]