Call for Participation - "Responsible Use of Data" seminar series

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We invite you to participate in the seminar series on the topic of “Responsible Use of Data”, organized by The Academic Fringe Festival (TAFF) at Delft University of Technology. 

Location: Online
Date: Every Monday, starting on May 17, 2021, 16:00 CET 


* The Academic Fringe Festival is free of cost and open to everyone who is interested to participate. Let there be light! *


“RESPONSIBLE USE OF DATA” SEMINAR SERIES:
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The Academic Fringe Festival is an exciting concoction of invited talks and panel discussions around important themes of research and innovation in Computer Science. This second edition is on "Responsible Use of Data". The series features prominent researchers and practitioners, whose work has made fundamental contributions in these fields. 

The adoption of artificial intelligence, data science, data analytics, among other techniques is predominant in many contexts and domains: often used to help us decide which items to buy, what music to listen to, and in high-stakes domains such as education, healthcare provision or criminal justice, among others. The performance of such AI systems depends both on the learning algorithms, as well as the data used for their training and evaluation. The role of the algorithms is well studied. In contrast, research that focuses on the data used in AI systems is not commonplace. Data, however, is always at their core, being a crucial component for advancing and assessing the technological field. 

In this seminar series on the topic of "Responsible Use of Data", we take a multi-disciplinary view and explore further lessons learned from success stories and examples in which the irresponsible use of data can create and foster inequality and inequity, perpetuate bias and prejudice, or produce unlawful or unethical outcomes. Our aim is to discuss and draw certain guidelines to make the use of data a responsible practice.


INVITED SPEAKERS:
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  • Jahna Otterbacher, Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT) at the OUC, 17th of May, 2021, 16:00 CET
  • Luke Stark, University of Western Ontario, 31st of May, 2021, 16:00 CET
  • Lora Aroyo, Google Research, 7th of June, 2021, 16:00 CET 
  • Q. Vera Liao, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, 14th of June, 2021, 16:00 CET
  • Elena Simperl, King’s College London, 21st of June, 2021, 16:00 CET 
  • Catherine I’gnazio, MIT / Data + Feminism Lab, 28th of June, 2021, 16:00 CET
  • Seda Gürses, Delft University of Technology, TBA
  • Solon Barocas, Cornell University / Microsoft, TBA 
  • Krishnaram Kenthapadi, Amazon AWS AI, TBA
More speakers coming soon...


REGISTRATION:
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Online registration is available now! There will be NO registration fees. Please use the following link to register: https://www.academicfringe.org/registration


ORGANIZERS:
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Oana Inel, Ujwal Gadiraju, Jie Yang, Sihang Qiu

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