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 4, 2019

Full issue

Welcome to AI Matters 5(4)
Welcome and Summary – by Amy McGovern, co-editor, Iolanda Leite, co-editor & Anuj Karpatne, co-editor

AI News
Conference Reports
Report on recent AI conferences – by Louise A. Dennis

Event Reports
Upcoming AI events – by Louise A. Dennis

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

Paper Précis
Artificial Intelligence for All Using R Programming Language
Workshop on AI for high school students in India – by Sharad Sinha & Clint P. George

Paper Précis
Cosmology of Artificial Intelligence Project: Libraries, Makerspaces, Community and AI Literacy
Contributed article – by Trevor Watkins

Paper Précis
AI is multidisciplinary
Contributed article – by Virginia Dignum

AI Fun Matters
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