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Call For Applications (Student Track)

The fourth annual conference on AI, Ethics and Society (AIES-2021), which will take place virtually on May 19-21, 2021, is soliciting applications for the Student Track.

Submission deadline: March 26th, 2021

Notification: April 12th, 2021

In the absence of conference travel (and thus the need for travel stipends), the student track has two purposes: to create some structured engagement between student participants and senior scholars at AIES in the form of one-on-one mentorship, and to give students the opportunity to share research-in-progress across disciplinary boundaries. In addition to attending the conference and meeting with a senior scholar, accepted students will share their research in a closed working group with 3-4 other student track participants.

All Student Track participants’ conference registration costs will be waived.

All participants must submit a vita, an extended abstract describing their research, and a brief statement about why they wish to attend the conference. This research abstract can overlap substantially with any papers the applicant has submitted to the main track of AIES, but must not be identical. Students who have submitted papers to the main track will be given equal consideration with those who have not.

Students working on a variety of topics are encouraged to apply, including:

  • AI and labor
  • AI and medicine
  • AI, the internet, and speech
  • AI and the body
  • AI and colonialism
  • Building ethical AI systems
  • Value alignment
  • Ethics and autonomous decision making
  • Trust and explanations in AI systems
  • Fairness and transparency in AI systems
  • Ethical design and development of AI systems
  • AI for social good
  • Controlling AI
  • AI and law
  • AI and education
  • AI, surveillance, and privacy

For more information, please see the application instructions at the paper submission page:

Submission deadline: March 26th, 2021

Notification: April 12th, 2021

The AIES-2021 Student Program Co-Chairs are:

Emanuelle Burton

K. Brent Venable