RAI Forum 2: Tools for a More Responsible AI
The AI revolution may already be upon us but at Orange we are focused on “giving everyone the keys to a more responsible digital world”.
Orange Silicon Valley, (OSV), the research and strategy hub of Orange, will host the second in a series of panel discussions on topics related to Responsible Artificial Intelligence on October 14th. This second session will focus on tools and methodologies available to companies and AI practitioners for building more Responsible AI systems. Our discussion will be led by three distinguished speakers from academia and industry: Patrick Hall (H2O), Dr. Mehrnoosh Sameki (Microsoft), and Robyn Speer (Luminoso). All three panelists are enterprise AI practitioners; both Dr. Sameki and Mr. Hall currently teach Responsible AI courses at Boston University and The George Washington University, respectively.
The presentations and discussion will address the current substantial concerns about the power and ubiquity of automated systems in our daily lives. The panelists will present their perspectives on the biggest challenges in this crucial domain as well as best practices they have developed over the past several years. Attendees will learn about these emerging toolsets and methodologies that are being adopted to improve algorithmic fairness through more explainable and transparent processes and products.
- Patrick Hall will speak about developing explainability software and advising enterprise clients on how to best remedy and avoid AI and data use violations.
- Mehrnoosh Sameki will discuss how to understand models better via interpretability and fairness assessment; what AI unfairness is, how it can occur, and what we can do about it; is AI fairness as a socio-technical challenge; and the importance of diversity in tech teams.
- Robyn Speer will talk about the open question of where the effort on preventing AI bias should be focused: in the source data, in the final task, or in the computed representations?
Patrick Hall is principal scientist at bnh.ai, a boutique law firm focused on AI and analytics. Patrick also serves as an advisor to H2O.ai and as a visiting professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at The George Washington University. Before co-founding bnh.ai, Patrick led H2O.ai’s efforts in responsible AI, resulting in one of the world’s first commercial solutions for explainable and fair machine learning. He has also held global customer-facing roles and R&D research roles at SAS Institute. Patrick studied computational chemistry at the University of Illinois before graduating from the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University.
Dr. Mehrnoosh Sameki is a senior technical program manager at Microsoft, responsible for leading the product efforts on machine learning interpretability and fairness within the Azure Machine Learning platform. She earned her PhD degree in computer science at Boston University, where she currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor and lecturer, offering courses in responsible AI. Previously, she was a data scientist in the retail space, incorporating data science and machine learning to enhance customers’ personalized shopping experiences.
Robyn Speer is the lead maintainer of ConceptNet, the multilingual common sense knowledge graph, and a founder of Luminoso, a Boston startup that implements transfer learning for domain-specific NLP. She is an alumna of MIT. She writes about developments in ConceptNet, related open-source tools, and fairness in machine learning, on her blog at https://blog.conceptnet.io. She has produced a methodology on how to de-bias notoriously problematic word embeddings that has allowed Luminoso to implement tools that produce better, fairer results for their customers in several languages.
Please join us as Orange Silicon Valley seeks to highlight emerging tools to make AI a more fair, transparent, and approachable domain.
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