SIGAI - Artificial Intelligence
Annual Award for Excellence in Autonomous Agent Research
This award acknowledges the contributions of outstanding researchers in the field of autonomous agents, and will be granted each year to one individual whose work is influencing and setting the direction for the field. There is a $1,000 prize.
ACM SIGKDD announced seven recipients for its inaugural KDD Impact Program, which aims to fund projects that have the potential for maximum impact on society. The proposals covered training data scientists; a hackathon; use of algorithms by government; women data science leaders; a summer school for high school students; data science for social good; and promoting community understanding of Big Data.
The 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility will explore the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. The scheduled keynote speaker is Judy Brewer, the Director of the Web Accessibility Initiative at the World Wide Web Consortium.