Computers and Thought Award
The winner of the 2015 IJCAI Computers and Thought Award is Ariel Procaccia, Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Procaccia is recognized for his contributions to the fields of computational social choice and computational economics, and for efforts to make advanced fair division techniques more widely accessible.
AI and Economics for a Healthier, Safer, and Fairer World
Tuesday 28th - 08:30 to 9:30hs
I will explore the broad and exciting interaction between AI and economics, which spans the spectrum from deep theory to deployed applications in healthcare, physical security, and dispute resolution. Specifically, I will talk about market design, focusing on kidney exchange algorithms that overcome uncertainty; game theory, with an emphasis on the problem of learning to play security games; and fair division, where I will argue that computational thinking gives rise to new notions of fairness, and show how these ideas are integrated into Spliddit.org, a not-for-profit website that offers provably fair solutions to everyday problems. On the way I will make a special effort to highlight new challenges for AI research.