ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence

We promote and support the growth and application of AI principles and techniques throughout computing

VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1, 2019

Full issue

Welcome to AI Matters 5(1)
Welcome and Summary – by Amy McGovern, co-editor & Iolanda Leite, co-editor

AI News
Open Student Travel Scholarships Scheme
Student Travel Scholarships Scheme – by Michael Rovatsos

AI News
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

Event Reports
Upcoming AI events – by Michael Rovatsos

Event Reports
Conference Reports
Conference Reports – by Michael Rovatsos

AI Education
AI Education Matters: Biductive Computing with Prolog
Biductive Computing with Prolog – by Joshua Eckroth

AI Policy
AI Policy Matters
Policy issues relevant to SIGAI – by Larry Medsker

Paper Précis
The Laws of Thought and Thinking Machines
AI Cosmology – by Cameron Hughes & Tracey Hughes

Paper Précis
Experiential AI
Experiential AI – by Drew Hemment, Ruth Aylett, Vaishak Belle, Dave Murray-Rust, Ewa Luger, Jane Hillston, Michael Rovatsos & Frank Broz

AI generated Crosswords – by Adi Botea

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.

AI Matters


  • Iolanda Leite, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Anuj Karpatne, Virginia Tech

Editorial Board:

  • Sanmay Das, George Mason University
  • 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
  • Nicholas Mattei, Tulane University

Editor emerita:

  • Kiri Wagstaff, JPL/Caltech (founding Editor-In-Chief)
  • Eric Eaton, University of Pennsylvania
  • Amy McGovern, University of Oklahoma