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 ‘Artificial Intelligence


New NSF Program Solicitation on Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

September 28th, 2017 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Khari Douglas

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released a new program solicitation on Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. The goal of the program is to support research of learning technologies for both educational and work settings. Proposals should utilize current knowledge about how people learn and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence or virtual reality in order to facilitate lifelong learning. This cross-cutting program is connected with the NSF Directorates for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE); Education & Human Resources (EHR); Engineering (ENG); and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE). A portion of the program description reads as follows. This program solicits projects that are exploratory and experimental in nature. These […]

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 […]

NAS Releases Information Technology and The U.S. Workforce Report

April 17th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Information Technology, Automation, and the U.S. Workforce released a report last week called Information Technology and the US Workforce: Where are we and Where Do We Go From Here. The report, co-chaired by Eric Brynjolfsson (MIT) and Tom Mitchell (CMU), highlights the impacts of information technology on the current and future US workforce. Recent advances in computing and communication technologies have had and will continue to have a profound impact on our society. Soon technology will affect almost every occupation. This is creating large economics benefits but is also leading to significant changes for our workforce. From the Report Description: […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Webinar on Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems Data Sharing

March 27th, 2017 / in Announcements / by Khari Douglas

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a free webinar on regional intelligent transportation systems (ITS) data sharing this Friday, March 31st. The webinar will focus on a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) opportunity on regional ITS data sharing and will take place from 10-11 AM ET. Public agencies are planning, developing, and deploying capabilities to capture, integrate, and manage data generated from connected and automated vehicles, mobile devices, advanced roadside technologies, and other sources. Few early deployers of advanced ITS technologies are prepared to share real-time data outside local jurisdictions while protecting privacy and proprietary interests as needed. New, low-cost, interoperable data management methods that enable on-demand data sharing […]

White House Report on AI, Automation, and the Economy

December 21st, 2016 / in Announcements, CCC, research horizons, Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a blog post by Computing Community Consortium (CCC) AI Task Force Co-Chair Gregory D. Hager, Mandell Bellmore Professor of Computer Science at The Johns Hopkins University and CCC Director Ann Drobnis. The past year has seen an incredible amount of ink spilled on a singular topic: what does the future of AI portend for the nation and the world? Will AI technologies enhance productivity and quality of life, or will it disrupt labor markets and accelerate growth in income disparity and wealth concentration? Will AI research be used for the common good, or will it be “bought up” by the private sector and exploited for commercial gain? Is this […]

Rise of Concerns About AI: Reflection and Directions

October 1st, 2015 / in research horizons, robotics / by Khari Douglas

Tom Dietterich and Eric Horvitz, the current and former president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), respectively, have co-authored a CACM Viewpoint on the Rise of Concerns of AI: Reflection and Directions, now openly available in the October issue of CACM. Tom Dietterich is the Distinguished Professor and Director of Intelligent Systems at Oregon State’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Eric Horvitz is the Distinguished Scientist & Managing Director at Microsoft Research and former CCC Council Member. Drs. Dietterich and Horvitz reflect about the recent rise of anxieties about AI in public discussions and media. They discuss the realities about progress in AI and carefully elucidate several different categories of […]