Michael Buro, Quinn Kybartas, and Santiago Ontañón
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence’s 2021 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment was held October 11-15, 2021. There were three workshops in the program: Experimental AI in Games, Programming Languages in Entertainment, and Strategy Games. This report contains summaries of some, but not all symposia.
“Meet AI” is a comic that deals with questions like; Is the existential threat from AI real? Why is there a gap between media coverage of advancements and the ground reality of research? Why do models misbehave in the real world and how do we go about solving this problem? How did we end up in an AI bubble and why is there such a gold rush mentality in ML scholarship right now?
By Ashok Goel & Ida Camacho
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and Squirrel AI Learning announced the establishment of a new $1M annual award for societal benefits of AI. The award will be sponsored by Squirrel AI Learning as part of its mission to promote the use of artificial intelligence with lasting positive effects for society. The new Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity was announced jointly by Derek Haoyang Li, Founder and Chairman of Squirrel AI Learning, and Yolanda Gil, President of AAAI, at the 2019 conference for AI for adaptive Education (AIAED) in Beijing.