By John Mak
Earlier this year, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) released their completed Artificial Intelligence Roadmap, A 20-Year Community Roadmap for AI Research in the US. The roadmap mainly focuses on identifying challenges, opportunities, and pitfalls in the AI landscape to inform future decisions, policies, and investments in the area.
The roadmap was a result of broad community input gathered via multiple forums and communication channels over several years and includes considerations from the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), workshops, and feedback from other stakeholders in industry, government, academia, and the agencies.
The project was spearheaded by Yolanda Gil (President of the AAAI) and Bart Selman (President Elect of the AAAI). Mark D. Hill, professor in the UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences, the CCC Chair, and AI Roadmap steering committee member, observes, “Over the coming decades, AI will profoundly impact society. We technologists should build in the mechanisms to facilitate enhancing the good and mitigating the bad.”