Policy Matters Posting for November 15, 2016: AAAS

AAAS Policy Issues and Events

In our survey of organizations related to AI & policy, this post reminds us of the potential opportunities to partner with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, particularly the Center of Science, Policy, and Society. While AAAS policy issues are usually not directly about AI, a regular look at their Policy Alert notifications is useful for larger policy issues and opportunities for SIGAI to be involved.

A recent event directly related to AI policy was the 41st Annual AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy. At the panel “Best Friend or Worst Nightmare? Autonomy and AI in the Lab and in Society,” AI professionals discussed the role of policy in integrating new technologies into people’s lives, particularly for autonomous systems.

Also keep in mind the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships and encourage applications by AI professionals in the spectrum of career stages, from recent PhD graduates to faculty on sabbatical to retired scientists and engineers.

The 2016 Leadership Seminar is a Science & Technology Policy “crash course” being held this week. This and other policy events at AAAS may be useful for future participation by SIGAI members.

We welcome your comments to this blog and ideas sent to lrm@gwu.edu.

As a reminder, our goal is to post AI & Policy information on the 1st and 15th of each month.

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