AI systems and possible impacts on diversity and inclusion

LEAD: Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University

AI systems and tools are here to stay, and they have the potential to bridge current gaps (e.g., intelligent tutors in rural areas) as well as create further divisions (e.g., eliminate jobs that only require a high school diploma). What can/should computing programs do to ensure BPC is not negatively impacted by AI systems and tools? How do we ensure a diverse group is inventing/implementing these systems so these systems are developed with all voices in the room? How can we ensure students think critically about the positive and negative impacts of AI systems on people? In addition, could AI systems/tools be used to help us diversify computing? There is a lot we don’t know. This working group will discuss what we currently know and consider what research problems still need attention.