Policy Matters at AAAI FSS-16

The AAAI Fall Symposium Series on November 17-19, 2016, comprises six symposia, all of which are relevant to AI public policy:
Accelerating Science: A Grand Challenge for AI
Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction
Cognitive Assistance in Government and Public Sector Applications
Cross-Disciplinary Challenges for Autonomous Systems
Privacy and Language Technologies
Shared Autonomy in Research and Practice.

Themes include human-machine relationships and the need for stakeholders to be in dialogue about legal impacts and potential legislative actions. Public policy must address the encouragement or discouragement of short-term technology development goals, the longer-term implications of autonomous systems, and the increasing influence of AI on human activities.

Should the creators of autonomous systems be responsible for the actions of those systems?
Could autonomous systems gain personhood and legal responsibility?

We welcome your comments and perspectives!

If you are able to participate in FSS-16, we look forward to you giving your ideas and questions at the symposia. If you cannot attend, please let us know questions you would like asked by adding your comments and discussions in this blog posting. We also welcome your ideas sent to lrm@gwu.edu so they can be shared at FSS-16.

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