WAIM Convergence Conference: At the Boundary: Exploring Human-AI Futures in Context

Register now for the 2nd WAIM Convergence Conference on the theme At the Boundary: Exploring Human-AI Futures in Context, to be held 14-15 August 2019 at Syracuse University's on the upper east side of Manhattan. (You can register by logging in to the site and clicking the "Register" tab that will appear above.)

Funding is available to support travel for US-based speakers, PhD students and post docs.

The aim of this convergence conference is to produce an agenda for convergent, interdisciplinary research. To do so, we will bring together participants from diverse perspectives (e.g., business, government, law, geography, psychology, computer science, urban planning and more) in order to identify common research themes related to work and intelligent machines.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jeanette Blomberg, IBM Research
  • Madeleine Clare Elish, Data & Society Institute
  • Natalia Levina, NYU
  • Wilma Liebman, Rutgers University
  • Elizabeth Watkins, Columbia University
  • Christine Wolf, IBM Research

The program will be designed to maximize the convergence of people and ideas, with brief presentations, a poster session and extensive breakout/discussion. The discussions will be synthesized into a white paper to guide future research.

Possible research themes include:

  • Studies of real-world deployments of intelligent machines in and across diverse settings: finance, healthcare, manufacturing, education and others
  • Collaboration between humans and machines at work
  • Studies of augmentation in work
  • Foundations of trust in systems at work
  • Training/learning for work with intelligent machines
  • Policy for intelligent machines at work
  • Perceptions of interactions by machines
  • Design principles for automation at work

The conference will take place at the Syracuse University Lubin House in upper east side Manhattan (11 E 61 St New York, NY USA). The workshop will begin at 8 am ET on Wednesday 14 August, adjourning after lunch on Thursday 15 August. The poster session / reception will be Wednesday evening. To register, login to the site and then click on . Note that you have to be logged in to register.

This convergence conference is the second in a series sponsored by the NSF Research Collaboration Network on Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines (NSF IIS- 1745463).

For more information, please contact the co-organizers, Kevin Crowston, Ingrid Erickson or Jeff Nickerson at .

Date: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 09:00 to Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 15:00