About the Workshop
Advances in AI and advanced data analytics are having considerable policy-related, geopolitical, economic, societal, legal, and security impacts. Recent global challenges such as the COVID19 pandemic, concerns related to representative governments and associated democratic processes, as well as the importance of advanced data analytics and the potential use of AI-enabled systems in conflicts such as the war in Ukraine, motivate the importance of the topic of AI and diplomacy.
There may be scenarios where diplomats, ambassadors, and other government representatives lack the technical understanding of AI and advanced data analytics to address challenges in all these domains, while the technical AI and data communities often lack a sophisticated understanding of the diplomatic processes and opportunities necessary for addressing AI challenges internationally.
This workshop will explore the impact of advances both in artificial intelligence as well as advanced data analytics. This includes considering the broad impact of AI as well as data collection and curation globally, focusing especially on the impact that AI and data have on the conduct and practice of diplomacy.
Diplomacy-related topics include, but are not limited to:
- AI and data as tools for diplomacy, including sources of data sets and expert models that could be utilized with machine-learning tools to promote diplomacy.
- Issues that AI raises for diplomacy and policy formation in terms of the cybersecurity, national security, defense, intelligence, representative forms of government, civil liberties, and social wellbeing.
- Opportunities for diplomatic cooperation on AI in the above issues, including on standards, restraints, voluntary agreements and multilateral and bilateral diplomacy to address concerns about AI while also protecting open research opportunities.
Technical topics include, but are not limited to:
- The use of AI and data in synthetic news and media;
- Data cooperatives and coalitions to provide equity in training AI models;
- AI and data linked to deepfake production;
- AI and data tied to personalization and micro-targeting;
- AI and community data linked to public policy, international security activities, etc.
- We also welcome contributions related to best-practice in the development, testing, verification, and assessment of both AI systems and data governance efforts, especially from an ethical and trustworthiness perspective.
A plurality of diverse perspectives on these topics is highly encouraged.
This workshop will take place over one day. This workshop will involve a set of invited talks from international experts working at the intersection of diplomacy and artificial intelligence. Submissions will be sought from AI researchers and diplomacy experts alike. We envisage two panel discussions: one on the challenges to the conduct of diplomacy created by AI, and a second on the technical challenges posed by diplomatic practice on the development, evaluation, verification, and deployment of AI systems. The program will also involve sessions presenting accepted papers and position statements. Presenters should strive to make their presentation as lively and audience-engaging as possible.
Attendance is open to all those interested in the workshop topic. Lively, interactive sessions will be encouraged by the organizers. Attendees should be come to ask thoughtful questions of the presenters.
Authors are invited to send a contribution in the AAAI 2023 proceedings format. We welcome submissions of full-length papers of up to 8 pages in length (including references) as well as position papers of up to 4 pages in length (including references). Shorter contributions are welcome.
Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aidip2023