2021 AI for Social Good Workshop


This workshop is entirely virtual



The Harvard CRCS Workshop on AI for Social Good envisions to bring together researchers and practitioners across different parts of the world. Our aim is to collectively explore how artificial intelligence can contribute to solving social problems. For example, what role can AI play in promoting health, access to opportunity, and sustainable development? How can AI initiatives be deployed in an ethical, inclusive, and accountable manner? The objective is to share the current state of research and practice, explore directions for future work, and create opportunities for collaboration. This year, the workshop will focus on the following two topics:

  • Public Health 

  • Environmental Sustainability


We will NOT have a peer-review process this year. The workshop will be composed of invited talks and panel discussions surrounding the topics above. We welcome any participants studying challenges involved in the AI for social good deployment pipeline to join the talks and discussions. In particular, we focus on the following three important steps in AI for social good:

(i) Identifying challenges
(ii) Artificial intelligence solutions
(iii) Real-world deployment


Advisory Committee

•   Joe Halpern (Cornell University)
•   Kevin Leyton-Brown (University of British Columbia)
•   Ece Kamar (Microsoft Research)

Executive Committee

•   Ferdinando Fioretto (Syracuse University)
Kira Goldner (Columbia University)
•   Joppe Geluykens (IBM Research)
Ioana Baldini (IBM Research)


Local Organizing Committee

    Arpita Biswas* (Harvard University)

    Kai Wang* (Harvard University)

•    Bryan Wilder (Harvard University)

•    Andrew Perrault (Harvard University)

    Hila  Bernstein (Harvard University)

    Milind Tamb (Harvard University)



*Any questions about submissions should be emailed to Kai Wang (kaiwang@g.harvard.edu) or Arpita Biswas (arpitabiswas@seas.harvard.edu).