Registration is open! San Diego,CA September 18-21, 2019

2019 Tapia Conference

Black in Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 4:30PM - 5:30PM


Artificial intelligence is changing the world. From new devices and software to impactful societal implications, the modern impact of artificial intelligence is ubiquitous. Clearly, these advances have also brought about new challenges, uncovering issues of bias and fairness, and revealing issues about representation. This “birds of a feather” will engage participants in a discussion of the building blocks of modern artificial intelligence. We will further discuss issues of bias and fairness in artificial intelligence, how they arise – particularly as a result of under-representation, and what our community can do to address these issues. In addition to the technical topics, we will introduce the Tapia community to the Black in AI organization, and discuss ways to get involved, avenues for receiving and providing mentorship, and suggestions for getting started in research or applied artificial intelligence.

Presenters:
Emmanuel Johnson, University of Southern California
Samnmi Koyejo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign