Ana Paiva has been elected Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

A researcher within the INESC-ID Artificial Intelligence for People and Society Research Area and Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (as well as the Katherine Hampson Bessell Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute), Professor Paiva is one of eleven distinguished researchers honoured with the 2023 AAAI Fellowship, joining an international select list that ranges from Northwestern, Duke and Tufts to Tsinghua University and the University of Alberta.

AAAI Fellows are selected by the Fellows Selection Committee from nominations made by the AAAI membership, and invariably, according to the very nature of this honour, are researchers who have “achieved unusual distinction in the field.” On bestowing Professor Paiva with this distinction, AAAI framed the Professor’s induction “For contributions to the development of embodied agents with social intelligence and their applications.”

AAAI has been a bastion for the advancement of artificial intelligence since its founding in 1979, promoting research in AI while upholding its ethical and responsible uses. Aside from doing important work on the public understanding of artificial intelligence, AAAI has elected its Fellows since 1990, recognizing researchers “who have made significant, sustained contributions — usually over at least a ten-year period — to the field of artificial intelligence.”

AAAI will celebrate the newly elected Fellows at the awards ceremony during AAAI-23, the 37th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, taking place 7-14 February 2023 in Washington, D.C., USA.

We congratulate Professor Paiva for this well-deserved honor!