IJCAI-ECAI 2022 AI for Good Track

Artificial intelligence is by now pervasive in our life and is increasingly having an impact on how we live, work, and function as individuals and as a society. It is therefore very important to make sure that it is built and used in a responsible and beneficial way, so that we can exploit it to get to the future we collectively envision.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  (see https://sdgs.un.org/goals) provide a vision of the future that can be the north star of trajectories for technological and societal progress.  This track is intended to explore how AI can contribute to achieve progress on the 17 SDGs, by sharing the current state of research and practice, explore directions for future work, and create opportunities for collaboration.

The IJCAI-ECAI 2022 AI for Good Track includes paper sessions, a panel discussion and a project forum during which promissing new project opportunities will be presented and discussed.

Panel: Trustworthy AI for Good: Challenges, Lessons Learnt, and Synergies (27 July)

AI for Good aims to apply AI technologies to social good problems, such as those related to the UN SDGs. Trustworthy AI is about developing and using AI to ensure properties, such as fairness, transparency, explainability, and robustness. The ideal scenario is to employ trustworthy AI approaches to AI solutions to social good problems. With this vision in mind, this panel wants to explore the challenges and lessons learnt in both fields. It also aims to discuss the possible synergies
between the concrete initiatives and socio-technical approaches identified and adopted
to build trust in AI or to use it for social good purposes.
In this discussion, we plan to address issues of multidisciplinarity, scaling and sustainability of the business model, collaborative platforms, multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder research and development environments, education, and culture change.

  • Chair: Francesca Rossi
  • Panelists: Milind Tambe, Carles Sierra, Virginia Dignu
IJCAI-ECAI 2022 AI for Good Track – Project Forum (25 July):

This event is a new mechanism that IJCAI-ECAI 2022 introduces especially for the AI4Good track. The aim is to identify new ideas and facilitate collaboration between AI researchers and SDG practitioners to jointly explore possible uses of AI to advance the achievement of the UN SDGs. Project ideas describe specific and highly focused challenges related to AI and the SDGs. They are not descriptions of ongoing projects but rather proposals that appeal to AI and SDGs researchers alike and inspire them to collaborate and to contribute sustainable solutions to the challenges.  Projects will be presented on July 25, during a working meeting during which we will discuss projects’ ambitions and plans, and identify collaboration possibilities. Project authors are expected to attend and actively participate in this event, which is also open to others.


9:00 – 9:10 — Opening remarks
9:10 – 10:30 — 2 project presentations
10:30 – 11:00 — coffee break
11:00 – 1pm — 3 project presentations