July 10, 2017
The AI Now 2017 Symposium was designed to address the biggest challenges we face as AI moves further into our everyday lives. This was the second annual Symposium hosted by the AI Now, with generous support from the AI Ethics and Governance Fund, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and MIT Media Lab.
The 2017 Symposium brought together over 100 leading experts from industry, academia, civil society, and government to share ideas for technical design, research, and policy directions. Discussions this year focused on the application of AI across four key themes: Rights and Liberties, Labor and Automation, Bias and Inclusion, and Ethics and Governance. These experts spent a day in closed-door talks and discussions, then joined an evening program that was free and open to the public.
You can watch videos of the talks and panel discussions from both events below.
The AI Now 2017 Report provides of summary of the Symposium’s four focus areas with close attention to developments that have occurred in the last 12 months. This 2017 Report also incorporates key insights and high-level recommendations that emerged from discussions at the Symposium.