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Artificial Intelligence (AI)
This topic focuses on innovations in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), which refers to intelligence exhibited by machines or software. AI is not a specific technology or technical method — it is instead a field of study aimed at achieving machine-based intelligence. Current AI technologies are targeted at specific problem sets. Artificial general intelligence — machines that can reason like humans — remains a more elusive long-term goal.
AI has the potential to be enormously societally disruptive, and the consequences of its introduction must be carefully considered. Proposers are encouraged to discuss possible negative effects of the proposed technology and how these may be avoided or mitigated.
AI proposals may be submitted either to a broad technical subtopic or under the primary application space, examples of which are listed below.
AI1. AI-Optimized Hardware (e.g., electronic chips)
AI2. Business Intelligence
AI3. Computer Vision, Image and Video Processing
AI4. Decision Management and Optimization (e.g., enterprise platforms, finance)
AI6. Human-Computer Interaction
AI7. Industrial Systems, including Robotics
AI8. Language-Based Technologies (e.g., natural language processing, natural language generation, speech recognition, text analytics)
AI9. Machine Learning Algorithms and Platforms
AI10. Medical Diagnostics
AI11. Sales, Advertising, and Marketing
AI12. Security, Cybersecurity, and Authentication
AI13. Smart Agriculture
AI14. Vehicle-Based Systems
AI15. Virtual Agents and Assistants
AI16. Other AI Technologies