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Thursday, April 29 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Debiasing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Supported by Northeastern University

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Artificial intelligence is often billed as the answer to debiasing decision making. Human biases are deeply anchored, most often unnoticed, and reflected in the behaviour that generates data. AI can amplify these biases and patterns, and in some cases even expand the problems in new ways. At best, AI might be able to introduce some degree of objectivity; but to do so, the people writing the code must be aware of and wrestle with biases. This panel discusses strategies and methodologies for navigating these challenges.

Moderators
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Padmaja Vrudhula

Sr. Director, Product Management – Modern Applications Platform R&D, VMware

Speakers
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Craig Martell

Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University
I teach Machine Learning in the Northeastern University Align program. The Master of Science in Computer Science Align program is for students with diverse academic and professional backgrounds seeking to begin a career in computer science.
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Beth Porter

CEO, Riff Analytics
Principal Investigator Beth Porter is the CEO of Riff Analytics. Formerly, Beth was the VP of technical platform at Pearson Education and VP of product engineering at edX. Beth has led research and development of products that seek to transform online teaching and learning, including... Read More →
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Enrique Corro

Data Scientist - Office of the CTO, VMware
Enrique Corro has a master’s degree in data science from the University of Illinois. He currently works as a staff engineer at VMware’s Office of the CTO, focused on machine learning adoption and the definition of ethical principles for AI and ML. Previously he worked as Sr. Product... Read More →

Sponsors
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Northeastern University—Seattle

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a top-tier, nonprofit research university, grounded in experiential learning. We integrate academic coursework with professional work, research, service, and global learning opportunities in 128 countries.Northeastern University—Seattle is dedicated to delivering an education that’s industry-responsive, employer-aligned, and student-centered. Our mast... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 8:00am - 9:30am PDT
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