We are pleased to report a successful AI and Optical Data Science conference last week in San Francisco. This is a symposium we organize every year at the SPIE Photonics West, the largest optics conference in North America. Despite the pandemic, the sessions were well attended. The 3-day conference consisted of sessions on AR/VR, AI in Imaging, Quantum Computing and Encryption, Brain-inspired Photonic AI, Photonic Hardware Accelerators and Optical Computing, Physics-AI Convergence, and Optical Sensing and Communication.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the speakers, committee members, and attendees who were there. Videos for the in-person talks as well as talks that could not take place in person will be available online from 21-27 February 2022 on the SPIE website.