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 3, 2019

Full issue

Welcome to AI Matters 5(3)
Welcome and Summary – by Amy McGovern, co-editor & Iolanda Leite, co-editor

AI News
ACM SIGAI Activity Report
Annual Report for ACM SIGAI – by Sven Koenig, Sanmay Das, Rosemary Paradis, John Dickerson, Yolanda Gil, Katherine Guo, Benjamin Kuipers, Iolanda Leite, Hang Ma, Nicholas Mattei, Amy McGovern, Larry Medsker, Todd Neller, Marion Neumann, Plamen Petrov, Michael Rovatsos & David G. Stork

AI News
Help Communities Solve Real-World Problems with AI – Become a Technovation Mentor!
Mentors needed to help families, schools and communities to learn, play and create with AI – by Tara Chklovski

Event Reports
Upcoming AI events – by Michael Rovatsos

AI Education
AI Education Matters: Building a Fake News Detector
Building a Fake News Detector – by Michael Uerzhoy, Lisa Zhang & Georgy Noarov

AI Education
AI Education Matters: A First Introduction to Modeling and Learning Using the Data Science Workflow
Modeling and Learning using the Data Science Workflow – by Marion Neumann

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

Paper Précis
Advancing Non-Convex and Constrained Learning: Challenges and Opportunities
Latest research trends in AI – by Tianbao Yang

Paper Précis
Considerations for AI Fairness for People with Disabilities
Contributed article – by Shari Trewin, Sara Basson, Michael Muller, Stacy Branham, Jutta Treviranus, Daniel Gruen, Daniel Hebert, Natalia Lyckowski & Erich Manser

Paper Précis
The Intersection of Ethics and AI
Winning essay from the 2018 ACM SIGAI Student Essay Contest – by Annie Zhou

Paper Précis
Artificial Intelligence: The Societal Responsibility to Inform, Educate and Regulate
Winning essay from the 2018 ACM SIGAI Student Essay Contest – by Alexander D. Hilton

Paper Précis
The Necessary Roadloack to Artificial General Intelligence: Corrigibility
Winning essay from the 2018 ACM SIGAI Student Essay Contest – by Yat Long Lo, Chung Yu Woo & Ka Lok Ng

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
  • Ziyu Yao, George Mason University

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