ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence

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

VOLUME 9, ISSUE 2, 2023

Full issue

Welcome and Summary
Welcome to AI Matters 9(2)
By Ziyu Yao, co-editor & Anuj Karpatne, co-editor

AI News
Conference Reports
By Louise A. Dennis

Paper Précis
Emergence of Maps in the Memories of Blind Navigation Agents
By Erik Wijmans, Manolis Savva, Irfan Essa, Stefan Lee, Ari S. Morcos & Dhruv Batra

Paper Précis
Causal Effect Estimation under Interference on Hypergraphs
By Jing Ma, Mengting Wan, Longqi Yang, Jundong Li, Brent Hecht & Jaime Teevan

Paper Précis
Ego-Body Pose Estimation via Ego-Head Pose Estimation
By Jiaman Li, C. Karen Liu & Jiajun Wu

AI Education
EAAI-23 Blue Sky Ideas in Artificial Intelligence Education from the AAAI/ACM SIGAI New and Future AI Educator Program
By Michael Guerzhoy, Marion Neumann, Pat Virtue, Carolyn Jane Anderson, Yaman K Singla, Alexi Orchard & Rajiv Ratn Shah

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