societal impact

Trip report from ACM COMPASS: 2nd Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies

Last year, I attended the inaugural ACM conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS) and was immediately sold on the vision: a conference on the societal impact of computing systems. In the backdrop of increasing concerns on the use of artificial intelligence in decision-making, threats to environmental sustainability, and the long-standing challenges we face in global development, it only makes sense to think how computing technologies can be applied for social good.