Gathering Strength, Gathering Storms: The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100) 2021 Study Panel Report (AAAI 2022 Invited Talk)


Michael Littman (Brown University)

Red Plenary Room, Blue Plenary Room
Abstract: The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100) is a long-term investigation of the field of AI and its influences on people, their communities, and society. With oversight from a standing committee administered out of Stanford University, the AI100 convenes a study panel every 5 years with the goal of issuing a report accessible to AI researchers, policy makers, industry leaders, and the public at large. The reports describe the technical and societal challenges and opportunities that have arisen since the previous report and envision potential future advances. This talk will summarize the 2nd report, issued September 2021.
Michael L. Littman is The Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science at Brown University, currently on leave at Georgia Tech. He studies machine learning and decision making under uncertainty. He has earned multiple awards for teaching and his research has been recognized with four best-paper awards and three influential paper awards for his work on reinforcement learning, probabilistic planning, and automated crossword-puzzle solving. Littman was program chair of AAAI in 2013. He is co-director of Brown’s Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative and a Fellow of both AAAI and the ACM. He chaired the 2021 AI100 Report.