Call: Embedding AI in Society – online symposium

Call for Abstracts

Embedding AI in Society (online symposium)
February 18-19, 2021

Deadline for abstract submissions: December 4, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a pervasive part of our lives. From autonomous vehicles and AI personal assistants to computer-assisted surgery and automated trading systems, we are relying on AI to help us make decisions and manage our personal and professional activities. In all these cases, AI promises improvements in productivity and safety. But AI does not operate in a vacuum. Given its integration into our daily lives and social institutions, AI is directly shaping socioeconomic structures and affecting the lives of many individual citizens in profound and often unpredictable ways. AI systems have the potential to reach deeply into our lives, affecting not just our productivity and safety but also our autonomy and dignity. In recognition of this vast potential for good and evil, we have organized a multidisciplinary symposium aimed at developing a deeper and more holistic understanding of how AI will and should alter society.

We invite submissions of extended abstracts up to 1500 words for our online symposium on Embedding AI in Society. Researchers from any discipline whose work relates to the social, political, and ethical dimensions of AI are invited to submit extended abstracts. The focus can be on conceptual or empirical work. Four themes are of particular interest:

  • Integrating ethics into AI decision making
  • Safety with and from AI systems
  • Providing transparency and respecting user privacy in data analysis
  • The future of employment in the age of AI

We interpret these themes broadly to include many types of applications of AI across multiple domains, including but not limited to autonomous vehicles, healthcare robots, policing algorithms, and AI personal assistants.

The extended abstract should describe the objective of the research, the main methods used, a summary of the primary evidence or arguments employed, and the overall conclusions or recommendations of the work. It should also indicate the perceived relevance to the issues of AI and society and the focus of the symposium. Up to two figures may be included if these are necessary to relate the main points of the paper.

The symposium will be held February 18-19, 2021. The deadline for abstract submissions is December 4, 2020 and authors will be notified by January 15, 2021 if they are invited to present their research at the symposium. Please submit your extended abstract as a PDF to If you have any questions, please contact the organizers at that same email address.

This event is organized by the AI & Society research team at North Carolina State University.

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