Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 1 (January)

CEASP organises International Conference on ‘Artificial Intelligence in Complex Socio-Economic Systems and Public Policy’

The Centre of Complexity Economics, Applied Spirituality and Public Policy (CEASP), Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP), organised its first International Conference on ‘Artificial Intelligence in Complex Socio-Economic Systems and Public Policy’ during 20-22 January, 2021 in online mode. The conference was organised in collaboration with University of Delhi (DU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Universite Paris-Saclay, France. The Organisers of the conference were Prof. Anirban Chakraborti, Prof. Damien Challet, Dr. Debajit Jha, Dr. Sunil Kumar, Dr. Dibyendu Maiti, Dr. Sudip Patra, Prof. Naresh Singh and Prof. Ramaswamy Sudarshan.

Serving as a platform for the exchange of interdisciplinary knowledge on Artificial Intelligence, Macroeconomics, Data Science, Machine-Learning, Agent-Based Modelling, Complex Networks, Development Economics, Data-Driven Modelling, Big-Data Analytics, Computational Social Science, Non-Linear Social Dynamics, Financial Systems, Public Policy and Environment Statistics, the conference held five sessions across three days.

About 250 researchers, academicians, policymakers and students representing several countries attended the lectures from experts in the field of AI.

Prof. Naresh Singh, Director, CEASP, commenced the first session by speaking about the AI-related developments around the globe. He then welcomed the keynote speakers of the conference, Prof. Richard E. Baldwin, Professor of International Economics at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and Prof. J. Doyne Farmer, Director of Complexity Economics Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at Oxford. Participants of the conference included Christian Borch, Denmark, Anindya S. Chakraborti, India, Siew-Ann Cheong, Singapore, Sourish Das, India, Nivedita Deo, India, Yoshi Fujiwara, Japan, Dirk Helbing, Switzerland, Janos Kerttesz, Austria, Matteo Marsilli, Italy, Saurabh Mishra, the US, Carole Piovesan, Canada, Didier Sornette, Switzerland, Irena Vodenska, China and Wei-Xing Zhou, China. Lectures presented across three days of the event offered a wide range of new knowledge along with appropriate methods, newer and better explanations and approaches on ways to inculcate AI in complex socio-economic systems and public policy.

The conference also served as a platform for sharing interdisciplinary knowledge between young minds including  researchers, PhD scholars, post-doc fellows and students from around the globe who are engaged in presenting on varied areas such as India’s EdTech boom, complex networks and computational finance, AI for youth mental health, AI in the field of emergency medicine in India and explosive synchronisation in complex networks, among others.