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AI for Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Date: Time: 13:00 Location: MindLabs, Locomotiefboulevard 101. 5041 SE Tilburg

AI for Diversity and Inclusion Workshop
Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI), Tilburg University

Science and AI in support of Diversity and Inclusion

The widespread use of artificial intelligence in our daily lives has brought with it concerns about potential effects of algorithmic bias. It seems that our increasing reliance on (semi)-automated decisions necessarily results in injustice for some individuals or population groups. Is this a correct representation of the role machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence techniques play? Or does their employment rather uncover existing prejudices?

The goal of this workshop is to present research demonstrating that as a discipline, artificial intelligence has an important contribution to make to a more inclusive society by revealing patterns in public data indicative of hidden biases. For the first time, we will be bringing together researchers and experts whose interests address Diversity and Inclusion themes, to facilitate a broader discussion on this topic.

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13:00 - 13:05 Opening - Dr. Marie Postma  
13:05 - 13:35    Prof. Dr. Alexander Serebrenik
(Eindhoven University of Technology, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science)
TitleWhat do we know about Gender in Software Engineering Teams?
13:35 - 13:55 Dr. Fariba Karimi 
(TU Wien, Department of Informatics)
13:55 - 14:15 Dr. Eva Vanmassenhove (TiU, CSAI) TitleFrom Bias to Balance: Tackling Gender in Language Technology
14:15 - 14:20 Break  
14:20 - 14:35 Lisa Koutsoviti Koumeri
(Hasselt University, Department of Business Informatics)
Title: Measuring Bias in Tabular Data in the Context of Pattern Classification Problems
14:35 - 14:55 Dr. Juan Sebastian Olier Jauregui (TiU, CSAI) and Dr. Camilla Spadavecchia (TiU, Department of Culture Studies) TitleThe Visual Portrayal of Migration: Stereotypes and Disproportions
14:55 - 15:10 Dr. Eriko Fukuda (TiU, CSAI) Title: Toward inclusive education practices in post-secondary education
15:10 - 15:25 Coffee break  
15:25 - 15:45 Dr. Roos Slegers
(TiU, Department of Philosophy)
Title: Racism, conspiracy and reptilians: diversity in dark fantasy
15:45 - 16:05 Prof. Dr. Ad Backus
(TiU, Department of Culture Studies)
Title: Diversity and inclusion in traditional multilingualism research
16:05 - 16:50 Panel Discussion led by Prof. Dr. Eric Postma  
16:50 Drinks  

Please reach out Çiçek Güven with your questions c.guven@tilburguniversity.edu