ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence

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

VOLUME 7, ISSUE 1, 2021

Full issue

Welcome to AI Matters 7(1)
Welcome and Summary – by Iolanda Leite, co-editor, & Anuj Karpatne, co-editor

Upcoming SIGAI Events – by Dilini Samarasinghe

Event Reports
Conference Reports – by Louise A. Dennis

AI Education
Unplugged Assignments for K-12 AI Education
AI Education Matters – by Duri LLong, Jonathan Moon, & Brian Magerko

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

Paper Précis
AI4Code: Applying Artificial Intelligence to Source Code
Applied AI Matters – by Kartik Talamadupula

Paper Précis
Learning to See the Physical World
Applied AI Matters – by Jiajun Wu

Paper Précis
Novel Practices and Highlights from the Fourth Workshop on Mechanism Design for Social Good
Applied AI Matters – by Francisco J. Marmolejo Cossio & Faidra Monachou

Paper Précis
Decoding AI – Summary of an ACM SIGAI Sponsored Event
Applied AI Matters – by Vandana Srivastava

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