Upcoming (un)conferences: Adacamp and Technology Conference 2012

After spending the last year or so heavily focused on teaching, I’m trying to find space for research and writing again. As part of that plan, I’ll be starting off the year by attending AdaCamp this weekend in Melbourne, and the Technology Conference 2012 in LA next week. AdaCamp is an unconference organised by the … Continue reading Upcoming (un)conferences: Adacamp and Technology Conference 2012

AIES: AI for social good, human machine interactions, and trustworthy AI

If you want to read more about any of these, accepted papers are here. AI for Social Good On Influencing Individual Behavior for Reducing Transportation Energy Expenditure in a Large Population, Shiwali Mohan, Frances Yan, Victoria Bellotti, Ahmed Elbery, Hesham Rakha and Matthew Klenk Transportation is a huge drain on energy use: how can we … Continue reading AIES: AI for social good, human machine interactions, and trustworthy AI

AIES: Human-AI collaboration, social science approaches to AI, measurement and justice

Specifying AI Objectives as a Human-AI Collaboration Problem, Anca Dragan Dragan describes some problems with self-driving cars, like this example of a car giving up on merging when there was no gap. After adding some more aggressive driving tactics, researchers then also had to add some courtesy to moderate those. One odd outcome of this … Continue reading AIES: Human-AI collaboration, social science approaches to AI, measurement and justice

AIES Day 1: Artificial Agency, Autonomy and Lethality, Rights and Principles.

Sadly I missed the first few sessions of the Artificial Agency session because we had to wander around a bunch to find lunch. Conference organisers: I cannot emphasise enough the value of easily-available and delicious snacks. Also, I tend to be pretty dazed during afternoon talks these days because of Jetlag + Nonsense Toddler. Luckily, … Continue reading AIES Day 1: Artificial Agency, Autonomy and Lethality, Rights and Principles.

AIES : how we talk about AI, algorithmic fairness, norms and explanations

A whole lot of drones in the sky above trees

My brief notes from today’s talks: for more details, check the program. Ryan Calo: How we talk about AI (and why it matters) There are several studies which demonstrate the ways in which language might shape approaches to policy. For example, one showed that people were more likely to recommend punitive measures when a threat … Continue reading AIES : how we talk about AI, algorithmic fairness, norms and explanations