Reflections on Successful Research in Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction

  • Ching-Hua Chen
  • James Hendler Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Sabbir Rashid Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Oshani Seneviratne Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Daby Sow IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Biplav Srivastava IBM


This editorial introduces the special topic articles on reflections on successful research in artificial intelligence. Consisting of a combination of interviews and full-length articles, the special topic articles examine the meaning of success and metrics of success from a variety of perspectives. Our editorial team is especially excited about this topic, because we are in an era when several of the aspirations of early artificial intelligence researchers and futurists seem to be within reach of the general public. This has spurred us to reflect on, and re-examine, our social and scientific motivations for promoting the use of artificial intelligence in governments, enterprises, and in our lives.

How to Cite
Chen, C.-H., Hendler, J., Rashid, S., Seneviratne, O., Sow, D., & Srivastava, B. (2019). Reflections on Successful Research in Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction. AI Magazine, 40(4), 3-5.