Artificial Intelligence and the Future of STEM and Societies

Workshop Overview: The digital age has the potential to transform the way that society teaches, learns, and prepares for the 21st century career landscape [1]. The workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Future of STEM and Societies (AI+STEM Workshop) brought together a diverse group of experts in AI and STEM, and non-experts, to discuss ways that AI could enhance the way that STEM education is taught in academic institutions, industry, and government. The diversity of people and topics represented at the workshop is a testament to the broad interest in AI, STEM, and workforce development across different sectors and disciplines.

Workshop Objectives: On December 2nd and 3rd, 2019, 146 participants across academia, industry, and government convened on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to: i) discuss ways that artificial intelligence (AI) could enhance the efficiency of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) knowledge acquisition and workforce retraining ii) identify industries and tasks that are the most at risk of AI automation and discuss ways to mitigate the negative perceptions of AI that may develop as a result iii) discuss ways that the fields of AI and STEM education could be made more diverse in an effort to mitigate the biases that may result in AI integration in STEM education and workforce development iv) establish a national network of stakeholders passionate about AI and STEM education so as to inform policy makers and society in general about the current and future trends in AI and STEM

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