Five years later, a lot more has been written in the computing research community about the state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on society.
This study, however, remains unique.
It is written by a Study Panel of core multi-disciplinary researchers in the field. The authors are firmly rooted within the field of AI and provide an “insider’s” perspective. Second, it is a longitudinal study, with reports by such Study Panels planned once every five years, for at least one hundred years.
Quoting from their announcement:
Whereas the first study report focused explicitly on the impact of AI in North American cities, we sought for the 2021 study to explore in greater depth the impact that AI is having on people and societies worldwide. AI is being deployed in applications that touch people’s lives in a critical and personal way (for example, through loan approvals, criminal sentencing, healthcare, emotional care, and influential recommendations in multiple realms).