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Apologies for cross-posting. Please circulate to any individuals or lists
that may be interested.

7 days until the deadline! Just need to submit a quick one-pager on the
future of AI by Sept. 30

Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing work, including
what it means for cooperative work to be supported by computers. The
increased use of AI in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) can lead
to many advantages, including increased productivity and efficiency, but it
can also include several potential ethical trade-offs, such as invasions of
privacy, loss of autonomy, and job displacement. This workshop
<http://sites.utexas.edu/goodsystemscscw/> will explore the ethical
dimensions of AI in CSCW, building on Good Systems, a UT Grand Challenge
<https://bridgingbarriers.utexas.edu/good-systems/>, which was recently
launched by President Fenves at his State of the University Address
<https://twitter.com/UTGoodSystems/status/1174702440945475584> last week.
Specifically, the workshop will focus on the need to design AI to work for
all users and to avoid bias through the use of universal design as well as
the need for AI and CSCW researchers to interact with policy and legal
experts to work together to ensure that AI will be developed in an ethical
manner with sufficient consideration of its societal implications, and also
that AI will be regulated and legislated in ways that will maximize its
benefits to all people.

Good Systems: Ethical AI for CSCW
<https://sites.utexas.edu/GoodSystemsCSCW/>
ACM CSCW 2019 Workshop <http://cscw.acm.org/2019/submit-workshops.html>
Austin, TX
Sunday, November 10, 2019

To Participate: Please submit a 1-page position paper (PDF) on the future
of AI (what it will and/or should be) via e-mail to
[log in to unmask] by September 30. Workshop registration is
also required
<http://www.cvent.com/events/cscw-2019/event-summary-046a106a496648e79b05b1df6b935d72.aspx>.
The format of the position paper is very flexible, and the position papers
will be lightly reviewed for relevance.

Workshop Organizers:
Ken Fleischmann, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at
Austin
Danna Gurari, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Abby Stangl, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Nitin Verma, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Jaxsen Day, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
Rachel Simons, School of Library & Information Studies, Texas Woman’s
University
Tom Yeh, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder

*Kenneth R. Fleischmann, Ph.D.* | Professor

The University of Texas at Austin | School of Information

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<https://bridgingbarriers.utexas.edu/good-systems/>

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