Cooperative AI Workshop
Aims and Focus
Call for Papers
Best Paper Awards and Workshop Registration Grants
More information to follow soon.
Program Details and Workshop Schedule
The workshop will feature invited talks by researchers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, ranging from AI and machine learning to political science, economics, and law (see below).
We will have a virtual poster session for presenting work submitted to the workshop. In advance of the breakout conversations, the organizers will produce different topic groups which would be sent to attendees to join, aiming to stimulate discussion around these topics. Poster sessions would be arranged virtually by assigning a specific video channel per poster, and providing participants with a list of links to these, so they can join the conversation and chat to the authors. We have allotted a slot for Spotlight talks, which will be mostly dedicated to junior researchers.
We intend to have a panel discussion regarding the main open questions in Cooperative AI, stimulating future research in this space.
We hope that bringing together speakers from diverse fields and views will result in useful discussions and interactions, leading to novel ideas.
Our confirmed invited speakers are:
James D. Fearon is Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He has produced multiple field-changing works on international and domestic cooperation and conflict. A prominent survey of international relations scholars voted him in the top 10 scholars who have had the greatest influence on the field of International Relations in the past 20 years.
Gillian Hadfield is the inaugural Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, Professor of Law, and Professor of Strategic Management. Her research is focused on innovative design for legal and dispute resolution systems in advanced and developing market economies; governance for artificial intelligence (AI); the markets for law, lawyers, and dispute resolution; and contract law and theory.
William Isaac is a Research Scientist with DeepMind’s Ethics and Society Team, with a particular interest in ethical cooperation among both humans and agents. Prior to DeepMind, William served as an Open Society Foundations Fellow and Research Advisor for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group focusing on bias and fairness in machine learning systems. William’s prior research centering on deployments of machine learning in the US criminal justice system has been featured in publications such as Science, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Sarit Kraus is a Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University. Her research is focused on intelligent agents and multi-agent systems (including people and robots). She was awarded the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, ACM SIGART Agents Research award, ACM Athena Lecturer, the EMET prize and was twice the winner of the IFAAMAS influential paper award. She is AAAI, ECCAI and ACM fellow and a recipient of the advanced ERC grant.
Peter Stone is founder and director of the Learning Agents Research Group (LARG) within the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also Executive Director of Sony AI America and President of the International RoboCup Federation. Prof. Stone is interested in understanding how we can best create complete intelligent agents based on adaptation, interaction, and embodiment with research in machine learning, multiagent systems, and robotics.
Saturday 12 December (Eastern Standard Time)
(Note: all sessions will be pre-recorded and available to view in advance, except for the Q&A, Poster Sessions and Closing Remarks, which will take place live)
8:20am | Welcome
8:30am | Opening Remarks
9:00am | Invited Talk 1
9:30am | Invited Talk 2
10:00am | Invited Talk 3
10:30am | Invited Talk 4
11:00am | Invited Talk 5
11:30am | General Q&A (Live): Open Problems in AI
11:45am | Individual Q&A sessions with Invited Speakers (Live)
1:00pm | Poster Sessions (Live)
1:45pm | Panel Discussion
2:30pm | Spotlight Talk 1
2:45pm | Spotlight Talk 2
3:00pm | Spotlight Talk 3
3:15pm | Closing Remarks (Live)
Organizers and Program Committee