Kudos, the platform for showcasing research, has today announced the launch of a new Showcase and associated outreach campaign to help the public, media, industry, policy makers, educators, and others understand the current and future role and capabilities of Artificial Intelligence. Kudos has set up the Artificial Intelligence Knowledge Cooperative with Impact Science, a part of Cactus Communications (CACTUS). Sponsors announced today include the Association for Computing Machinery, AIP Publishing, ASTM International and IOP Publishing.
Sponsors are selecting their most relevant, recent or significant AI content to be summarized by Impact Science’s professional science writers, and showcased and promoted by the communication experts at Kudos. Stories already live in the platform cover topics ranging from “smart industry”, which uses machine learning to streamline operations, to how neural networks are reducing the use of fossil fuels.
“From chatbots to self-driving vehicles, we are increasingly aware of AI in everyday life. But the more widespread it becomes, the more questions people have about how it works, how it is being applied, and whether it can be trusted,” says Charlie Rapple, co-founder of Kudos. “Many of these questions are already being answered by research in the field. The scholarly communications sector has a role to play in helping broader audiences find and understand credible information about this most powerful and pervasive of technologies.”
“The Knowledge Cooperative model provides publishers with a way to collaborate in tackling the issues of our time,” adds Nikesh Gosalia, Senior Vice President – Global Academic & Publisher Relations at CACTUS. “Working together achieves greater visibility and impact; readers benefit from professionally written research summaries that draw out the real-world applications and implications of science.”
“As the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, ACM is committed to publishing the highest-quality research in key areas such as AI and to amplifying the voice of computing professionals,” says Scott Delman, Director of Publications at ACM. “An initiative such as this enables us to do both: taking an area of great research and general interest to help more people understand the positive impact that computing can have and the many ways that it enhances our lives.”
“We’ve participated in previous Kudos and Impact Science Knowledge Cooperatives, and we’re excited to be using this new Showcase to help broaden readership of our AI content,” says Penelope Lewis, Chief Publishing Officer from AIP Publishing. “AIPP is by its nature a collaborative organization, and the knowledge cooperative model is a great extension of our belief that communities with a common goal have much to gain from working together.”
“ASTM International’s more than 33,000 global members develop standards that are used by many industries throughout the world. It is important for ASTM to acknowledge the increasing importance of AI on the standards, journal papers, and books our members create and support,” says Kathy Dernoga, Director, Books and Journals, ASTM International.
“AI might be the hot topic, but being widely talked about doesn’t mean that It’s fully understood. This can lead to misconceptions rather than feeling excited about all the good things that AI could enable,” says Tim Smith, Head of Portfolio Development at IOP Publishing. “There are so many examples of the positive effects of AI – from reducing energy consumption by being much more efficient at computer modelling, to accelerating research breakthroughs by guiding more efficient use of our ‘human intelligence’. It’s important to share these benefits in a way everyone can understand, and this plain language initiative from Kudos and Impact Science is the perfect way for us to do that.”