Keynote: AI, People, and Society 


July 18, 2017


Eric Horvitz; Solon Barocas; Carla Gomes; Percy Liang; Gireeja Ranade


Microsoft; Microsoft; Cornell University; Stanford University; Microsoft


Advances in AI promise great benefit to people and organizations. However, as we push the science of AI forward, we need to consider potential downsides, unintended consequences and costly outcomes. Challenges include ethical and legal issues with the use of autonomous systems, end-user distrust in reasoning, errors and biases in reasoning, the rise of inadvertent side effects, and criminal uses of AI. We will discuss rising concerns with the influences of AI on people and society, and promising directions for addressing them.