17th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics

isaimThe International Symposium held its 17th symposium (virtually) January 3-5, 2022. The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics is a biennial meeting that fosters interactions between mathematics, theoretical computer science, and artificial intelligence.

The series was started by Martin Golumbic, Peter L. Hammer and Frederick Hoffman in 1990, and the editorial board of the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence serves as the permanent Advisory Committee. Traditionally, the Symposium attracts participants from a variety of disciplines, thereby providing a unique forum for scientific exchange. The three-day symposium includes invited speakers, presentations of technical papers, and special topic sessions.

Key Note Speakers

Noa Agmon, Bar-Ilan University
Cynthia Dwork, Harvard University
Jérôme Lang, LAMSADE, CRNS, Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL
Arun Ross, Michigan State University
Ohad Shamir, Weizmann Institute of Science
Noam Slonim, IBM Research, AI
Noga Zaslavsky, MIT

The highlight of the symposium was a three hour interview by Stephen Wolfram, Founder &CEO of Wolfram Research. Stephen Wolfram is a British-American computer scientist, physicist, and businessman. He is known for his work in computer science, mathematics, and in theoretical physics.

He interviewed Dr Judea Pearl. Judea Pearl is an Israeli-American computer scientist and philosopher, best known for championing the probabilistic approach to artificial intelligence and the development of Bayesian networks. He is also credited for developing a theory of causal and counterfactual inference based on structural models. Among many topics discussed in this interview, there is an intriguing exchange on how Stephen Wolfram and Judea Pearl characterize graphs in artificial intelligence. Also discussed was Pearl’s upbringing and education.

Watch the symposium here.