Artificial Intelligence Roadmap Workshop 2 – Interaction
Given the increasingly pervasive use of AI technologies in all sectors of industry and government, and the enormous potential for future AI-based technologies, the Computing Community Consortium, in working with the NSF, is sponsoring an AI Roadmap to help prioritize research investments. This initiative is analogous to the Robotics Roadmap that, ten years ago, led to the National Robotics Initiative, a multi-agency, multi-year investment by the federal government. NSF has pledged to increase its investments in AI and DARPA has already announced a $2B multi-year investment in AI research. Additional significant investments are under discussion at multiple federal agencies.
We believe strongly that the time is right for the AI community to articulate our collective vision for the future of AI research. The focus of the AI Roadmap will be on long-term research opportunities and potential investments, ten years out and beyond.
The AI Roadmap initiative is being chaired by Yolanda Gil (USC) and Bart Selman (Cornell). Three workshops are planned, with approximately 30 researchers attending each workshop. The theme of this second workshop is Interaction and it will take place on January 8-9 in Denver, Colorado. The chairs of the interaction workshop are Kathy McKeown (Columbia University) and Dan Weld (University of Washington).
The objective is to sketch an agenda for developing the most promising AI approaches that can lead to advancements in how computers interact with people and the world; this may include dialog, mixed-initiative collaborative systems, interpretable AI, human-robot interaction, advanced perceptual systems as well as more implicit elements of interaction such as trust, safety, ethics, and inference. We are particularly interested in identifying challenging new applications that can have an impact on society with increased investment.
More details of the agenda and logistics coming soon!
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Other workshops in the AI Roadmap series:
- Workshop 1 – Integrated Intelligence
The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) will cover travel expenses for all participants who desire it. Participants are asked to make their own travel arrangements to get to the workshop, including purchasing airline tickets. Following the symposium, CCC will circulate a reimbursement form that participants will need to complete and submit, along with copies of receipts for amounts exceeding $75.
In general, standard Federal travel policies apply: CCC will reimburse for non-refundable economy airfare on U.S. Flag carriers; and no alcohol will be covered.
For more information, please see the Guidelines for Participant Reimbursements from CCC.
Additional questions about the reimbursement policy should be directed to Ann Drobnis, CCC Director (adrobnis [at] cra.org).