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AAAI 2019 Fall Symposium Report on AI for Social Good

by Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Hemant Purohit, Oshani Seneviratne

This symposium was centered around the broad vision of how AI could be used for social good through supporting solutions toward the United Nations’ sustainable development goals that touch every aspect of human, social, and economic development. The symposium identified the critical need for responsible AI solutions for these goals, which demand holistic think- ing on optimizing the trade-off between automation benefits and their potential side-effects.