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by   -   May 1, 2020

In work presented at AAAI-20 researchers from National University of Singapore, Carnegie Mellon University, and KAIST described their approach for anomaly detection in time-evolving graphs. In this interview Siddharth Bhatia tells us about their methodology, why research into anomaly detection is crucial, and plans for future studies.

by   -   April 23, 2020
COVID-19 virus
Image: Wikipedia. Published under a CC BY-SA 4.0 licence

By Justine Olawande Daramola, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

COVID-19 and its grave impact worldwide has emphasised just how critical it is for African countries to develop their healthcare systems. For the most part, these systems are woefully underfunded and understaffed.

It will take many different approaches to repair these systems. Given my area of expertise and my research focus, I am interested in the role that Artificial Intelligence (AI) might play in bolstering the continent’s health systems.

by   -   April 16, 2020

ethics in AI
By Pak-Hang Wong and Judith Simon

A major international consultancy firm identified ‘AI ethicist’ as an essential position for companies wanting to successfully integrate artificial intelligence into their business. It declared that AI ethicists are needed to help companies navigate the ethical and social issues raised by the use of AI [1].

by   -   April 7, 2020
Artificial intelligence systems are being entrusted with critical choices that can change lives. Alan Fern, a professor of computer science, wants them to explain themselves.

Can we trust artificial intelligence to make good decisions? The answer is a resounding, maybe. More and more, society and individuals are entrusting AI to make potentially life-changing decisions. Rather than putting blind trust in the judgement of these remarkable systems, Professor Alan Fern and a team of computer scientists want to reveal their reasoning processes.

by   -   March 13, 2020

The AIhub coffee corner captures the musings of AI experts over a 30-minute conversation. This edition focusses on the state of the AI research landscape amid claims from some quarters that we are on the cusp of another “AI winter”. Our seven experts discuss the historical context to these claims, their feelings about the position of AI research now, and their expectations for the near future.

by   -   March 12, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen disruption and cancellation of a number of scientific conferences. One of the biggest casualties was the APS March meeting, the world’s largest physics conference, with organisers making the difficult decision to call the event off less than 36 hours before the scientific sessions were due to start. Elsewhere, the ICLR (International Conference on Learning Representations), scheduled for April, has made the decision to go fully virtual. Could the trial of online solutions, albeit under unfortunate circumstances, herald the start of a new conference era?

by   -   March 6, 2020
Professors Kagan Tumer (left) and Tom Dietterich discuss their research at the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute.

How do you integrate ethics, policy, and practicality into the design of revolutionary robotics and artificial intelligence systems? Professors Kagan Tumer and Tom Dietterich are collaborating to find out as they help lead the Oregon State Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute.

by   -   March 4, 2020

Here are a selection of tweets we have collected from February 2020.

by   -   February 28, 2020
Image courtesy of ALLAI.

By Virginia Dignum, Catelijne Muller and Andreas Theodorou

This week, Europe took a clear stance on AI; foster the uptake of AI technologies, underpinned by what it calls ‘an ecosystem of excellence’, while also ensuring their compliance with European ethical norms, legal requirements and social values, ‘an ecosystem of trust’. While the Whitepaper on AI of the European Commission does not propose legislation yet, it announces some bold legislative measures, that will likely materialize by the end of 2020.

by   -   February 25, 2020
Vidal Alcázar, Pat Riddle and Mike Barley receiving their honorable mention award at AAAI-20, New York. Photo credit: AAAI.

Vidal Alcázar, Pat Riddle and Mike Barley received an honourable mention in the outstanding paper award category at AAAI-20 for their work “A Unifying View on Individual Bounds and Heuristic Inaccuracies in Bidirectional Search”. Here, Vidal Alcázar tells us more about the topic of heuristic searching, the main findings of their research, and plans for future work in the area.

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