EU Inclusionist Project
On April 29, 2021, 150 guests were invited to join a private screening of the documentary film Coded Bias followed by a panel discussion with AI and ML experts from Europe and America. The panel discussion addresses topics such as: auditing, algorithmic validity, fair and inclusive deployment of AI systems and more. Invited guests include researchers, innovators, policy makers and industry influencers shaping and molding technological mindset, advances and infrastructure. Aligned with one of the missions of Algorithmic Inclusionists, which is to ensure collaborative development, awareness, and integration of inclusive tech, this screening brings together various stakeholders from the countries of Denmark, Germany, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands for this special event. #codedbiasai
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This invite only panel discussion took place post screening
April 29, 2021
Cathy O’Neil earned a Ph.D. in math from Harvard, was a postdoc at the MIT math department, and a professor at Barnard College where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry. She then switched over to the private sector, working in finance during the middle of the credit crisis for a hedge fund and later for a software company that assessed risks for hedge funds and banks. In 2011 Cathy started working as a data scientist in the New York start-up scene, building models that predicted people’s purchases and clicks. She wrote Doing Data Science in 2013 and launched the Lede Program in Data Journalism at Columbia in 2014. She is a regular contributor to Bloomberg View and wrote the book Weapons of Math Destruction: how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy. She recently founded ORCAA, an algorithmic auditing company. O'Neil attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1999, and afterward held positions in the mathematics departments of MIT and Barnard College, doing research in arithmetic algebraic geometry.
Sennay Ghebreab is an Associate Professor of Socially-Intelligent AI at the University of Amsterdam, program director Master Information Studies, and Scientific Director of Civic-AI Lab. Sennay received his M.Sc. in Technical Information systems in 1996 and Ph.D. degree in computer vision and medical Imaging in 2001, both from the University of Amsterdam. Following his Ph.D. he took a keen interest in cognitive processing related to bias/stereotyping as a mechanism to cope with the complex (social) environment we live in. In 2009 he established the Brain & Technology Amsterdam (B&TA) lab to study and teach bias in information processing from the neural, social and computational perspectives. Currently Sennay Ghebreab leads the Civic AI Lab, where AI technology is developed to increase equal opportunity in the fields of education, welfare, environment, mobility and health.
Peter Tatchell is a British human rights defender who has been campaigning for over 50 years, since 1967. He was the defeated Labour candidate in the 1983 Bermondsey by-election - one of the most dirty, violent and homophobic elections in Britain in the twentieth century. Among his many campaigns, he exposed the Nazi war criminal SS Dr Carl Vaernet. His human rights activism resulted in him being beaten badly by President Mugabe's bodyguards in Brussels in 2001 and by Russian neo-Nazis in Moscow in 2007. He is currently Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
Rasmus Rothe is the founder and CTO of Merantix, a Venture Studio for Artificial Intelligence (AI) based in Berlin, and a renowned deep learning researcher. He has published over 15 academic papers with more than 1000 citations on deep learning while attending Oxford, Princeton and ETH Zurich, where he received his Ph.D. in computer vision and deep learning. He is convinced that already today, AI's benefits for society and individuals outweigh its risks - for most applications that are feasible today. The widespread penetration of machine learning would allow us to make services, like modern healthcare, available to much more people at a significantly lower cost.
Alexandra Ebert is an AI & privacy expert and serves as Chief Trust Officer at MOSTLY AI.As a member of the company's senior leadership team, she is engaged in public policy issues in the emerging field of synthetic data and ethical AI and responsible for engaging with the privacy community, with regulators, the media, and with customers. Before joining the company, she researched GDPR's impact on the deployment of artificial intelligence in Europe and its economic, societal, and technological consequences. Besides being an advocate for privacy protection, Alexandra is deeply passionate about ethical AI and ensuring the fair and responsible use of machine learning algorithms. She is th co-author of an ICLR paper and a popular blog series on fairness in AI and fair synthetic data, which was featured in Forbes, IEEE Spectrum, and by distinguished AI expert Andrew Ng.
Daniel Leufer works as Europe Policy Analyst at Access Now's Brussels office. He works on issues around artificial intelligence and data protection, with a focus on facial recognition and other biometrics. Previously, he was hosted by Access Now as a Mozilla Fellow from October 2019 to July 2020. During his Mozilla Fellowship, he worked with Access Now to develop aimyths.org, a website that gathers resources to tackle 8 of the most common myths and misconceptions about AI. He has a PhD in Philosophy from KU Leuven in Belgium and has worked on political philosophy (especially political dissidence), philosophy of technology, and the philosophy and sociology of war. He is also a member of the Working Group on Philosophy of Technology at KU Leuven.
Founder and Initiator
Jewell Sparks is a tech innovation strategist, investor, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of BiTHOUSE Group Inc. and UNITED 17 Ventures UG which are business and venture development cultivators. These venture studios provide mentorship, scouting, partnership, capital, and funding solutions for inclusive tech products in the areas of health, entertainment, food, and sustainability. Jewell has been a society, tech and innovation journalist as a side hustle for 18 years and is also a co-founder and Managing Partner of Startup42 Media which is a PaaS (podcasting as a service) company. As a published molecular biologist turned business development expert, she has worked in both Corporate and startup environments for over 20 years carving out new markets and launching innovative products and services in biotech, fashion & beauty, retail, music and entertainment industries. Recently, she has been focused on developing and executing various programs and initiatives for Corporates, SMEs, and governments who aim to identify, invest and integrate innovative technology solutions into traditional business processes. Jewell serves on several global advisory boards and mentors for organizations such as: IADAS (International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences), BSH, Google Launchpad, Roche, World Food Program, MusiCares, NCWIT, Women in AI, MassChallenge Health and more. She is a guest lecturer of Corporate Innovation and Digital Transformation at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management.
Algorithmic Inclusionists is an inclusive AI in tech collective. We are a group of scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators wanting to insure that AI tech teams are diverse and accessible to everyone. As women in science and technology, we want to build awareness of those who are building ethical AI and dismantle the notion that inclusive tech is not an urgent matter. Entrepreneurs, institutions, big tech, and society should care about #ethicalai #algorithmicinclusion and #equitableai
BITHOUSE Group is an organization scouting “best in tech” solutions for investors, corporates and government organizations in order to ensure solutions which are funded in order to scale are built by inclusive teams. We are a group of experienced executives who collectively have touch points in business, society and finance across all sectors, institutional levels and continents across the globe. Our focal areas are IoT, AI, health, food, entertainament, fashion and environment.
The OLX GROUP is one of the world’s fastest-growing networks of trading platforms, operating in 30+ countries around the world. They help people buy and sell cars, find housing, get jobs, buy and sell household goods, and much more. OLX works across 5 different continents with offices all over the world.
Startup 42 Media provides PaaS (Podcasting as a Service) and generates customized content for your conferences, summits and forums. We are focused on what is needed to "bridge the gap" between content, media, social impact and digital transformation. Our shows include: Humans of Tech, Love the Problem, and Pandem Files. We have partnered with Tech BBQ, Alter.State, venture studios, organizations, tech accelerators, and innovation forums throughout Europe who are cultivating and funding technologies of the future.
VIENNA BUSINESS AGENCY
The Vienna Business Agency was founded in 1982 as the Vienna Economic Development Fund (Wirtschaftsförderungsfonds) by the City of Vienna, the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, the UniCredit Bank Austria AG (formerly the Zentralsparkasse) as well as the Erste Bank der Österreichischen Sparkassen AG (formerly the Erste Österreichische Sparkasse).
VIENNA DATA SCIENCE GROUP
The Vienna Data Science Group [VDSG] is a nonprofit association promoting knowledge about data science. We connect data scientists in Europe and all around the world. Our members are passionate data scientists from various areas of research and industry.
Unexpected Data is an Austrian Data and Data Science Podcast. Founded and hosted by Yudan Lin, the podcast has been devoted to open the discussion and provide awareness about Data and Data Science in our daily life. By creating unexpected and inspirational content, Unexpected Data supports you in understanding what it takes to live in the world of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
BAYER - G4A
US EMBASSY - TRANSATLANTIC INNOVATION WEEK
The U.S. Mission to Germany is celebrating German-American innovation with partners across Germany during the week of April 19-23, 2021. German-American friendship has been at the forefront of innovation for decades, driving us towards a more modern, sustainable, and technologically advanced future. We work together every day to confront some of the world’s most pressing challenges, harness the power of critical thinking, support entrepreneurship and small business, and vigorously defend international standards designed to protect individual ingenuity. Our deeply rooted business relationships support these goals, as do our shared values and our mutual recognition of the importance of diversity and inclusion as a driver of innovation. The depth and breadth of our friendship is truly remarkable. We are coordinating a virtual program of events to highlight a range of themes addressing innovation from various perspectives, such as climate change, sustainability and the green economy, cyber security and even the role of entrepreneurial universities, AI, and blockchain.
WHU - OTTO BEISHEIM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management is the # 1 German business school for business courses - accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and FIBAA. WHU offers academic programs as well as advanced training for executives and follows the values of community, cosmopolitanism, entrepreneurship and excellence with courage and commitment . Despite COVID-19 , WHU is ready to continue growing and plan the future with foresight.
VENTURE CUP - DENMARK
Venture Cup Denmark is an association of all the Danish universities (except RUC). We work to promote and showcase entrepreneurship among university students, and help eliminate the gap between the academic world and the business community. A pioneer in the field, Venture Cup was founded in 2000 as one of the first entrepreneurial organisations in the country. We aim at providing support to entrepreneurial students by offering mentoring, inspiration and services.
FEMALE FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL BERLIN
The Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin (FFFB) provides a platform to support and amplify diversified voices of women in film and music from across the globe. The festival is an annual five day film event featuring screenings of international short films & feature films of all genres as well as a hand-picked selection of music videos. Panels, networking sessions and discussions about recent topics will complete the program.The third edition will take place from October 6-10, 2021 in Berlin.
Coded Bias Trailer
“Coded Bias is an eye-opening and important film that calls attention to a movement of resistance led by badass female data scientists and grassroots organizations examining an important civil liberties matter.” @thefilmstage
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