Special Track on AI and Society
Erik Brynjolfsson (AI and Economics)
Gary Marcus (AI and Psychology)
Stuart Russell (Long Term Societal Impact of AI)
Manuela Veloso (AI and Autonomy)
Nick Bostrom (AI and Philosophy)
TBA (AI and Law)
Call for Submissions
The Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) is pleased to announce the launch of the JAIR Special Track on AI & Society. AI is rarely out of the news. There's a strong appetite within society to understand the impact that technology in general, and AI in particular will have in both the short and long term. The goal of this track is to provide scholarly input to this debate. All aspects of the impact of AI on society will be covered, including but not limited to ethics, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, law, history, and politics.
We invite submissions of papers of four different types:
- regular journal articles,
- viewpoints (short articles of up to 2000 words, dedicated to technical views and opinions on the impact AI will have on society in which positions are substantiated by facts or principled arguments),
- point/counterpoints (two viewpoints, taking opposite sides of an argument), and
- multi-author discussion articles (e.g. half a dozen authors discuss arguments for and against the technological singularity).
It is expected that many point/counterpoint and multi-author discussion articles will mostly be commissioned. However, they will still be peer reviewed, like all the other pieces published in the track, and they will only be accepted for publication if and when the reviewers are satisfied with the arguments presented.
There is no specific deadline for submissions: submitted articles will be evaluated and reviewed on an on-going basis. All articles should be submitted using the normal JAIR submission process, but please indicate that the submission is intended for the Special Track on AI & Society, as well as the type of the article (among the 4 described above), in the section "Special information for editors".
Contents of the special track will be made available as articles are accepted.