Upcoming Events

  • 2022 Feb 07

    Hamsa Bastani (University of Pennsylvania)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

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  • 2022 Mar 28

    Nithya Sambasivan - Google Resarch

    11:00am to 12:00pm

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    The myopia of model centrism
    AI models seek to intervene in increasingly higher stakes domains, such as cancer detection and microloan allocation. What is the view of the world that guides AI development in high risk areas, and how does this view regard the complexity of the real world? In this talk, I will present results from my multi-year inquiry into how fundamentals of AI systems---data, expertise, and fairness...
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  • 2022 Apr 11

    Joshua Blumenstock (University of California, Berkeley)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

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    Can Machine Learning and Mobile Phone Data Improve the Targeting of Humanitarian Assistance?

    Targeting is a central challenge in the administration of anti-poverty programs: given available data, how does one rapidly identify the individuals and families with the greatest need? Here we show that non-traditional “big” data from satellites and mobile phone networks can improve the targeting of anti-poverty programs. Our analysis compares outcomes – including exclusion errors, total social welfare, and measures of fairness – under different targeting regimes. Relative to...
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  • 2022 Apr 25

    Nisarg Shah (University of Toronto)

    11:00am to 12:00pm

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    More information about Professor Shah's lecture will be available soon!
     
    Nisarg Shah is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Toronto. He has been recognized as AI's 10 to Watch by IEEE Intelligent Systems in 2020. He is also the winner of the 2016 IFAAMAS Victor...
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