The CCC just released the 2nd Report Out in the three part Artificial Intelligence/Operations Research Visioning Workshop series. In September of 2021, the CCC along with the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and ACM SIGAI, held the first AI/OR workshop virtually, during which they reviewed the current state of AI/OR research and developed a strategic vision for increased collaboration between the two fields. You can view the Report Out from the first workshop here.
In August of 2022, the second AI/OR workshop was held in Atlanta, GA. This workshop, also supported by INFORMS and ACM SIGAI, was organized by John Dickerson (University of Maryland), Bistra Dilkina (University of Southern California), Yu Ding (Texas A&M), Swati Gupta (Georgia Institute of Technology), Pascal Van Hentenryck (Georgia Institute of Technology), Sven Koenig (University of Southern California), Ramayya Krishnan (Carnegie Mellon University), and Radhika Kulkarni (SAS Institute, Inc. (retired)).
This workshop focused on the foundational elements of trustworthy AI and OR technology, and how to ensure all AI and OR systems implement these elements in their system designs. Four sessions on various topics within Trustworthy AI were held, these being Fairness, Explainable AI/Causality, Robustness/Privacy, and Human Alignment and Human-Computer Interaction. Following discussions of each of these topics, workshop participants also brainstormed challenge problems which require the collaboration of AI and OR researchers and will result in the integration of basic techniques from both fields to eventually benefit societal needs. If you would like to contribute to our challenge problems or suggest additional ones, please email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Report Out summarizes the presentations, the challenge problems that were outlined and the discussions held during the workshop. Please view the final Report Out here, and stay tuned for information about the third and final AI/OR workshop. In this third workshop, we will aim to lay out a blueprint for collaboration between the AI and OR communities including the strategic vision and challenge problems discussed in the first two workshops.