The AI Bookie

Place Your Bets: Adversarial Collaboration for Scientific Advancement


  • Kurt Bollacker The Long Now Foundation
  • Praveen Paritosh Google
  • Chris Welty Google



The AI Bookie column documents highlights from AI Bets, an online forum for the creation of adjudicatable predictions and bets about the future of AI. While it is easy to make a prediction about the future, this forum was created to help researchers craft predictions whose accuracy can be clearly and unambiguously judged when they come due. The bets will be documented on line, and regularly in this publication in The AI Bookie. We encourage bets that are rigorously and scientifically argued. We discourage bets that are too general to be evaluated, or too specific to an institution or individual. The goal is not to continue to feed the media frenzy and pundit predictions about AI, but rather to curate and promote bets whose outcomes will provide useful feedback to the scientific community




How to Cite

Bollacker, K., Paritosh, P., & Welty, C. (2018). The AI Bookie: Place Your Bets: Adversarial Collaboration for Scientific Advancement. AI Magazine, 39(4), 84-87.