Events  |  February 2, 2018

2018-02-02 – AIES: First AAAI/ACM Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society

Conference on February 2-3, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The proceedings of the conference are published in the AAAI and ACM Digital Libraries. 

As AI is becoming more pervasive in our life, its impact on society is more significant and concerns and issues are raised regarding aspects such as value alignment, data handling and bias, regulations, and workforce displacement. Only a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder effort can find the best ways to address these concerns, including experts of various disciplines, such as ethics, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, law, history and politics. In order to address these issues in a scientific context, AAAI and ACM have joined forces to start a new conference, the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics and Society.

As AI is becoming more pervasive in our life, its impact on society is more significant and concerns and issues are raised regarding aspects such as value alignment, data handling and bias, regulations, and workforce displacement. Only a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder effort can find the best ways to address these concerns, including experts of various disciplines, such as ethics, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, law, history, and politics. In order to address these issues in a scientific context, AAAI and ACM have joined forces to start a new conference, the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society.

The first edition of this conference will be co-located with AAAI-18 on February 2-3, 2018 in New Orleans, USA. The program of the conference will include peer-reviewed paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and working sessions.

Conference program co-chairs:

  • AI: Francesca Rossi, IBM Research and University of Padova
  • AI and workforce: Jason Furman, Harvard University
  • AI and philosophy: Huw Price, Cambridge University
  • AI and law: Gary Marchant, Arizona State University

The conference welcomes contributions on a broad set of topics, included the following ones

  • Building ethical AI systems
  • Value alignment
  • Moral machine decision making
  • Trust and explanations in AI systems
  • Fairness and Transparency in AI systems
  • Ethical design and development of AI systems
  • AI for social good
  • Human-level AI
  • Controlling AI
  • Impact of AI on workforce
  • Societal impact of AI
  • AI and law

Among all papers, a best paper will be selected by the program committee and will be awarded the AI, People, and Society best paper award, sponsored by the Partnership on AI. The award is $1,000. Also, the winner will be able to participate in a global competition among several conferences, for a grand prize of $7,500. A selected subset of the accepted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for journal publication in the JAIR special track on AI and Society .