SafeAI Workshop: 22 AI safety papers

31 January 2019

We co-organised SafeAI, the AAAI's Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Safety.

It was held in January 27, 2019, in Honolulu, Hawaii (USA) as part of the Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19) - one of the world's leading AI conferencea.  SafeAI aims to explore new ideas on AI safety engineering, ethically aligned design, regulation and standards for AI-based systems. These regular workshops embed safety in the wider field, and provide a publication venue for high-quality AI safety research. 22 papers were presented, and can be read in full here.

The Best Paper Award was won by a team from IBM Research: Detecting Backdoor Attacks on Deep Neural Networks by Activation Clustering - Bryant Chen, Wilka Carvalho, Nathalie Baracaldo, Heiko Ludwig, Benjamin Edwards, Taesung Lee, Ian Molloy, Biplav Srivastava


The other best paper candidates were: 

The Workshop also featured Keynotes:

  • Dr. Sandeep Neema (DARPA), Assured Autonomy
  • Prof. Francesca Rossi (IBM and University of Padova), Ethically Bounded AI

and Invited Talks:

  • Dr. Ian Goodfellow (Google Brain), Adversarial Robustness for AI Safety
  • Prof. Alessio R. Lomuscio (Imperial College London), Reachability Analysis for Neural Agent-Environment Systems

The full proceedings - all 22 papers - can be found here.

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