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 3, 2021

Full issue

Welcome to AI Matters 7(3)
Welcome and Summary – By Iolanda Leite, co-editor, & Anuj Karpatne, co-editor

Annual Report
SIGAI Annual Report: July 1 – June 30 2021
SIGAI Annual Report – By Sanmay Das, Nicholas Mattei, John P. Dickerson, Sven Koenig, Louise Dennis, Larry Medsker, Todd Neller, Iolanda Leite, Anuj Karpatne & Alan Tsang

AI Events
Upcoming SIGAI Events – By Dilini Samarasinghe

AI Events
Conference Reports
Conference Reports – By Louise A. Dennis

AI Education
AI Education Matters: Text Denoising Autoencoder for News Headlines
AI Education Matters – By Lisa Zhang, Pouria Fewzee & Charbel Feghali

Paper Précis
2023 EAAI Mentored Undergraduate Research Challenge: Human-Aware AI in Sound and Music
Applied AI Matters – by Richard G. Freedman

Paper Précis
Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems: Perspectives on 20 Years of AAMAS
Applied AI Matters – by Ulle Endriss, Ann Nowé, Maria Gini, Victor Lesser, Michael Luck, Ana Paiva & Jaime Sichman

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