The AI Index (www.aiindex.org) is an effort to capture, on an on-going basis, the volume of activity in AI, the technological progress in the field, and eventually also its societal impact. The first report was released in December 2018, and was well received. The next report will be published in December 2019. I will describe the origins of the project, its current status, what has gone well and where there remain challenges. The talk will have a strong interactive flavor, as the AI Index will succeed only to the extent that it is a community effort.
Yoav Shoham is professor (emeritus) of computer science at Stanford University. He is Fellow of AAAI, ACM, and the Game Theory Society, and among his awards are the AAAI/ACM Allen Newell Award and the IFAAMAS Autonomous Agents Research Award. He is a founder of several AI companies, including TradingDynamics (ARBA), Katango (GOOG), Timeful (GOOG), and AI21. He also chairs two nonprofit initiatives, the AI Index (aiindex.org), and WeCode (wecode.org).