AI for Social Good

This workshop was originally affiliated with IJCAI. However, in light of the postponement of the IJCAI conference, the workshop organizers have opted to hold a separate workshop on the dates originally planned, in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for Research on Computation and Society (instead of IJCAI). Another workshop on AI for Social Good will be held later at IJCAI, with a separate submission process closer to the conference.

To register for the Harvard CRCS workshop, please fill out this form. Details for joining the virtual workshop will be emailed in advance of the date to those registered.

Artificial intelligence is poised to play an increasingly large role in societies across the world. Accordingly, there is a growing interest in ensuring that AI is used in a responsible and beneficial manner. A range of perspectives and contributions are needed, spanning the full spectrum from fundamental research to sustained deployments.

This workshop will explore how artificial intelligence can contribute to solving social problems. For example, what role can AI play in promoting health, access to opportunity, and sustainable development? How can AI initiatives be deployed in an ethical, inclusive, and accountable manner? To address such questions, this workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners across artificial intelligence and a range of application domains. The objective is to share the current state of research and practice, explore directions for future work, and create opportunities for collaboration.

Such questions are particularly salient in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. AI has an important role to play in providing insight into the course of the epidemic and developing targeted responses; we encourage submissions from both AI researchers as well as epidemiologists, health policy researchers, and other domain experts who are interested in engaging with the AI community.