Professor Alex Brodsky serves as general chair of the 29th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), to be held in Boston, November 6-8, 2017.  The ICTAI is a leading IEEE-CS annual scientific meeting for almost three decades. It provides a major international forum where the creation and exchange of ideas related to artificial intelligence are fostered among academia, industry, and government agencies. The ICTAI encompasses all technical aspects of specifying, developing and evaluating the theoretical underpinnings and applied mechanisms of the AI-based components of computer tools.