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Asimov Debate on Artificial Intelligence

I had the privilege of participating in the 2018 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate, on the subject of Artificial Intelligence, held at the American Museum of Natural History on 13 Feb. The event was hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, and featured five…
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Bloomberg article about ASU Origins workshop on adverse AI outcomes

Last weekend I attended a very interesting meeting at Arizona State U, hosted by the Origins Project, devoted to discussions on potential adverse outcomes from AI, and how to avoid them. Bloomberg News ran an article describing it at high level.…

Ethical issues for autonomous trading agents

MP Wellman and U Rajan Minds and Machines, 27:609-624, 2017. Abstract The rapid advancement of algorithmic trading has demonstrated the success of AI automation, as well as gaps in our understanding of the implications of this technology…

Economic Reasoning and Artificial Intelligence

DC Parkes and MP Wellman Science, 17 July 2015. Vol. 349 no. 6245 pp. 267-272. Abstract The field of artificial intelligence (AI) strives to build rational agents capable of perceiving the world around them and taking actions to advance…

Putting the Agent in Agent-Based Modeling

MP Wellman Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 30:1175–1189, 2016. Edited transcript of a talk presented at the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (Paris, France), May 2014, on receipt of the…

Characterizing Strategic Cascades on Networks

T Martin, G Schoenebeck, and MP Wellman 15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, pages 113–130, June 2014. Abstract Transmission of disease, spread of information and rumors, adoption of new products, and many other network phenomena…

Learning and predicting dynamic networked behavior with graphical multiagent models

Q Duong, MP Wellman, S Singh, and M Kearns Eleventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, June 2012. Abstract Factored models of multiagent systems address the complexity of joint behavior by exploiting locality…

Modeling information diffusion in networks with unobserved links

Q Duong, MP Wellman, and S Singh Third IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom-11), Cambridge, MA, October 2011. Abstract Modeling information diffusion in networks enables reasoning about the spread of ideas, news, opinion,…