AI Matters: A Newsletter of ACM SIGAI
AI Matters is a quarterly newsletter of the ACM Special Interest Group in Artificial Intelligence (SIGAI) that features ideas and announcements of interest to the AI community. AI Matters is archived and made available in the ACM Digital Library. In addition, the newsletter is also emailed to SIGAI members and made publicly available on the SIGAI Website. Click here to submit an article.
The newsletter also maintains a blog for better interactions with the readers.
Welcome to AI Matters 5(1)
Welcome and Summary
By Amy McGovern, co-editor & Iolanda Leite, co-editor
Open Student Travel Scholarships Scheme
Student Travel Scholarships Scheme
By Michael Rovatsos
AAAI/ACM SIGAI Job Fair 2019: A Retrospective
Job Fair 2019 Retrospective
By Christopher Amato & John P Dickerson
AI Profiles: An Interview with Thomas Dietterich
Interview with Thomas Dietterich
By Marion Neumann
Upcoming AI events
By Michael Rovatsos
By Michael Rovatsos
AI Education Matters: Biductive Computing with Prolog
Biductive Computing with Prolog
By Joshua Eckroth
AI Policy Matters
Policy issues relevant to SIGAI
By Larry Medsker
The Laws of Thought and Thinking Machines
By Cameron Hughes & Tracey Hughes
By Drew Hemment, Ruth Aylett, Vaishak Belle, Dave Murray-Rust, Ewa Luger, Jane Hillston, Michael Rovatsos & Frank Broz
AI generated Crosswords
By Adi Botea
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- Volume 2, Issue 4, 2016: HTML | PDF
- Volume 2, Issue 3, 2016: Front matter, Full issue through ACM Digital Library
- Volume 2, Issue 2, 2015: Front matter, Full issue through ACM Digital Library
- Volume 2, Issue 1, 2015: Front matter, Full issue through ACM Digital Library
- Volume 1, Issue 4, 2015: Front matter, Full issue through ACM Digital Library
- Volume 1, Issue 3, 2015: Front matter, Full issue through ACM Digital Library
- Volume 1, Issue 2, 2014: Front matter, Full issue through ACM Digital Library
- Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014: Free download of full issue, Subscriber download through ACM Digital Library
AI Matters is an electronic publication. Regularly featured submission categories include:
- AI Impact: Description of an AI system or method that has had a tangible impact on the world outside of the research community. These submissions are intended for dissemination to a general audience, and any technical content must be accessible to non-AI researchers.
- Book Announcement: Description of a newly published book and its major contributions.
- Event Reports: Technical conference or workshop reports, policy forums, or community events on topics of general interest to an AI audience.
- News: These include announcements, open source AI software, course materials, challenges and competitions, and other news of broad interest to AI researchers and practitioners.
- Opinion: Discussion of thought provoking or controversial issues of interest to the AI community. Opinion pieces with multiple authors are preferred. Responses to previously published opinion pieces are also welcome.
- Paper Précis: Short summary of the major contributions of a recently published AI paper, written for the general AI audience.
- Ph.D. Dissertation Briefings: Extended abstracts about recent Ph.D. graduates and their dissertation topics. New Ph.D.s can submit an extended abstract (no page limits), intended for a general AI audience, intended to increase visibility for their work.
- Tutorial: Short introduction or explanation of an AI concept or technique for the benefit of students or others new to the field. The tutorial could employ text, images, video, or other media.
- Videos and Images: Audio-visual materials with content of general interest to an AI audience and for disseminating AI ideas to the general public.
All submissions (through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aimatters2014present) should be formatted in LaTeX, follow the AI Matters template, and should include:
- A title of 15 words or less
- A list of authors with a headshot and brief bio of 50 words or less for each author
- A brief summary of the article in 50 words or less
- The body of the article, which can be from 1 to 50 pages, or the video or picture with a caption.
- References in APA format
- Attach any figures as separate image files
- (optional) A cover letter explaining why the submission is appropriate for this newsletter
Each issue features a highlight image with an accompanying article describing it. We encourage creative, beautiful, eye-catching submissions.
The newsletter includes deadlines and dates for SIGAI-sponsored conferences. Calls for papers and other announcements for conferences or workshops are not appropriate for publication in the newsletter.
All contributions are edited for relevance, clarity, and suitable length.
Contact the editor at if you have an idea and want to determine if it is relevant.
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Target Publication and Submission Dates:
Amy McGovern, University of Oklahoma
Iolanda Leite, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
- Sanmay Das, Washington University in Saint Louis
- Alexei Efros, University of California at Berkeley
- Susan L. Epstein, The City University of New York
- Yolanda Gil, University of Southern California
- Doug Lange, SPAWAR Systems Center, US Navy
- Kiri Wagstaff, JPL/Caltech
- Xiaojin (Jerry) Zhu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kiri Wagstaff, JPL/Caltech (founding Editor-In-Chief)
Eric Eaton, University of Pennsylvania