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Spring 2022 Presentation and Discussion Series


The AI@NU virtual presentation series resumes for Spring quarter with sessions highlighting AI-related publications and AI-related work and research being conducted by Northwestern faculty in the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management. 

Additionally, AI@NU will be hosting in-person networking and discussion sessions to connect AI@NU community members from across Northwestern's schools. The first two sessions will explore the research roadmap of the new Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence. This Center, which is based at Northwestern, is supported with funding for researchers at Northwestern and at partner universities to explore key research gaps in data, algorithms, interaction and evaluation that may contribute to the human impact or safety of intelligent systems. We'll discuss key research opportunities and how interested Northwestern researchers can engage in projects and programs in CASMI.

Please RSVP using this form to attend these in-person events.


Winter 2022 Panel Event: AI Regulation: Will U.S. and E.U. Approaches Lead to Fairness and Accountability?


 AI@NU and  the Northwestern Law and Technology Initiative hosted a public panel on current and future approaches to AI regulation on March 10 which featured a discussion with:

The recording of this great discussion is available publicly on the Northwestern McCormick YouTube channel.


Fall 2021 Panel Series: AI Progress and the 20-Year Community Roadmap

The AI@NU Committee hosted a thematic panel discussion series to explore the future of AI and AI research. This series discussed the progress and prospects for each of the three major recommendations from the CCC/AAAI 20-Year Community Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence Research in the US. These panels were recorded and are available to the Northwestern community on Panopto

AI and Its Impact

The AI & Its Impact presentation series was started in early 2020 to highlight AI-related research underway and to inspire further research across the university.  The series intends to foster connections, develop collaborations and cultivate Northwestern's AI community.

These interdisciplinary virtual events have featured researchers from across Northwestern as well as invited external experts. Internal Northwestern presentations have been recorded and are available to the Northwestern community on Panopto.

Spring 2021 

June 2: AI and The Impact of Performance Dynamics of Human-Robot Teams; featuring Leslie DeChurch and Noshir Contractor
May 19: AI and Policing; featuring Rob Voigt and Andrew Papachristos
May 5: AI and Interdisciplinary Collaboration; featuring team presentations from Dedre Gentner and Ken Forbus, and the SCALES team represented by David Schwartz, Adam Pah and Andrew Paley
April 21: AI and Mental Health Applications; featuring Russell Fulmer and Carlos Gallo
April 7: Biologically-informed Machine Learning; featuring Rosemary Braun. Detection and Mitigation of Hate Content on Social Media; featuring Suman Kalyan Maity

Winter 2021

March 10: AI & Materials Design; featuring Christopher Wolverton and Randall Snurr
February 24: Leveraging AI in a Pandemic; featuring Aggelos Katsaggelos and Ramsey Wehbe
February 10: AI at the Intersection of Business and Computer Science; featuring Eric Anderson and Sara Sood
January 27: AI@NU joined with the Kellogg AI club to host a presentation on Sony aibo; featuring  Michiko Araki Kelley (Kellogg ’00) VP of Corporate Marketing & New Business at Sony, Sony software design engineers Yuichiro To and Takafumi Hosoi and Kellogg professor Adam Waytz
January 6: AI@NU and INVO welcome Scott Stern, David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology at MIT, to discuss the Impact of AI on Innovation


Fall 2020

December 2: AI Trust & Engagement; featuring Brenna Argall and Brent Hecht

November 18: AI@NU joined with the Law and Technology Initiative to host a public panel event, “Autonomous Systems Failures: Who is Legally and Morally Responsible?” This event featured remarks from panelists Ryan Calo, Madeleine Clare Elish, and Todd Murphey, and a moderated panel discussion led by Dan Linna. Read this article for more on the event and find the recording on YouTube.

October 28: AI & Education; featuring Bruce Sherin and Matthew Easterday
October 21: AI & HCI; featuring Maia Jacobs and Stevie Chancellor
October 14: AI & Social Sciences; featuring Matthew Goldrick and Agnes Horvat
October 7: AI & Precision Medicine; featuring Sanjiv Shah and Yuan Luo

Summer 2020

July 8: McCormick School of Engineering; featuring Todd Murphey, Niall Mangan and Eric Perreault
July 1: Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and School of Education and Social Policy; featuring Richard Gordon, Martin Block and Marcelo Worsley
June 24: Pritzker School of Law; featuring Daniel W. Linna Jr. and John McGinnis
June 17: Feinberg School of Medicine; featuring Abel Kho, Kelly Michelson and Faraz Ahmad

Spring 2020

June 3: School of Communication; featuring Nicholas Diakopoulos, Angela Roberts and Darren Gergle
May 27: Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; featuring Sarah Bouchat, Christopher Berry and Jens Koch
May 20: McCormick School of Engineering - Computer Science; featuring Ken Forbus and Bryan Pardo
May 13: Kellogg School of Management; featuring Brian Uzzi and Hyejin Youn
May 6: Feinberg School of Medicine; featuring Abel Kho, Mozziyar Etemadi and Yuan Luo


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