The Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18) was on February 2–7, 2018, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES) was held at the beginning of AAAI-18. Developers and participants included members of SIGAI and USACM.
The AIES conference description follows: “As AI is becoming more pervasive in our life, its impact on society is more significant and concerns and issues are raised regarding aspects such as value alignment, data handling and bias, regulations, and workforce displacement. Only a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder effort can find the best ways to address these concerns, including experts of various disciplines, such as
ethics, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, law, history, and politics. In order to address these issues in a scientific context, AAAI
and ACM have joined forces to start this new conference.”
The full schedule for the AIES 2018 Conference is available at www.aies-conference.com. A panel relevant to our policy blog discussions “Prioritizing Ethical Considerations in Intelligent and Autonomous Systems – Who Sets the Standards?” was designed by our IEEE/ACM committee and will be covered in a future post.