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AI for Social Impact talks available for viewing online

Recordings of recent talks presented as part of the Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence's "AI for Social Impact Seminar Series" are now available for viewing online.

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Researchers encouraged to apply for AI center affiliate status

Researchers encouraged to apply for AI center affiliate status

Penn State faculty pursuing research, education and outreach related to socially responsible AI are encouraged to apply for affiliate status with the Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence.

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Young Achievers Symposium talks available for viewing online

Recordings of recent talks presented as part of the Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence's "Young Achievers Symposium" are now available for viewing online.

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Lecture on explainable machine learning to be presented April 12

Umang Bhatt, a doctoral candidate in the Machine Learning Group at the University of Cambridge, will present a free public lecture titled “Challenges and Frontiers in Deploying Transparent Machine Learning” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.

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Lecture on bias in language technologies to be presented April 5

Su Lin Blodgett, a postdoctoral researcher in the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics group at Microsoft Research Montréal, will present a free public lecture titled “Towards Equitable Language Technologies” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. The lecture will be held live via Zoom View Webinar. No registration is required.

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Tech activist Timnit Gebru to deliver distinguished lecture on ethical AI

Tech activist Timnit Gebru to deliver distinguished lecture on ethical AI

Timnit Gebru, a widely respected leader in artificial intelligence ethics research who said she lost her job at Google for raising issues about their AI practices and discrimination in the workplace, will present a free public lecture titled “The Quest for Ethical Artificial Intelligence” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, via Zoom. No registration is required.

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Lecture on leveraging machine learning in nonprofits to be presented March 15

Ryan Shi, a doctoral candidate in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, will present a free, public webinar titled “From a Bag of Bagels to Bandit Data-Driven Optimization” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15.

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Lecture on 'AI for Cyber-Safety' to be presented March 4

Lecture on 'AI for Cyber-Safety' to be presented March 4

Srijan Kumar, assistant professor at the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, will present a free public lecture titled “Advances in AI for Cyber-Safety” at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 4.

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Lecture on data privacy to be presented March 1

Praneeth Vepakomma, a doctoral student at MIT, will present a free public lecture titled “Differential Privacy for Measuring Nonlinear Correlations between Sensitive Data at Multiple Parties,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.

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S. Shyam Sundar to deliver keynote at the GOVTRUST Annual Symposium

S. Shyam Sundar, director of the Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence, will deliver the keynote address at the GOVTRUST Annual Symposium 2022.

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AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society: Call for Papers

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) has announced a Call for Papers for the fifth AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, August 1-3, 2022 in Oxford, UK. Submissions are due by February 22, 2022. More information is available at https://www.aies-conference.com/2022/call-for-papers/.

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Artificial Intelligence Journal announces funding opportunities for promoting AI research

The Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) has funds available to support the promotion and dissemination of AI research. The current call has a deadline of February 15, 2022. Learn more on the AIJ website: https://www.ijcai.org/aijd.

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Center for Socially Responsible AI awards seed funding to seven projects

Center for Socially Responsible AI awards seed funding to seven projects

The Penn State Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence recently announced the results of its second seed funding competition, awarding more than $96,000 to advance seven interdisciplinary research projects that feature researchers from 11 colleges and institutes.

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AI for Social Impact series continues Jan. 28 with the 'Science of Science'

Presented by the Penn State Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence, the AI for Social Impact Seminar Series will continue with a talk by Dashun Wang, professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. Wang’s talk, titled “Initial Progress on the Science of Science,” will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, via Zoom.

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'Socially Responsible AI' lecture series to highlight early career researchers

Sherry Tongshuang Wu, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Young Achievers Symposium organized by the Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence. Wu’s talk, “Interactive AI Model Debugging and Correction,” will be held Jan. 18 via Zoom.

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