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

The 2nd WAIM Convergence Conference on the theme At the Boundary: Exploring Human-AI Futures in Context was held 14-15 August 2019 at Syracuse University's on the upper east side of Manhattan.

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The aim of this convergence conference was to produce a plan 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.

The program was 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.

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 took 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 was Wednesday evening.

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