AAAI 2021 Workshop - Reframing Diversity in AI: Representation, Inclusion and Power - Agenda

The current workshop agenda is listed below. This page will be updated periodically with any changes to the workshop schedule or participants.

Note that all times below are in Eastern Daylight time (EDT).

9:30 a.m. Opening Session
10:00 a.m. Panel
11:15 a.m.

Spotlight paper talks

  • A Framework to Move Beyond Participation in the AI/ML Development Lifecycle (Tina Park and Jingying Yang)
  • Reexamining Human-centered Design Methods for Inclusive Technology (Lauren Pak)
  • When You Know Better You Do Better: Increasing opportunities for diverse experiences at data science conferences (Latifa Jackson, Heriberto Acosta Maestre and Hasan Jackson)
  • The Limits of Global Inclusion in AI Development  (Alan Chan, Chinasa Okolo, Zachary Terner and Angelina Wang)
  • Reframing Opportunity and Fairness in the AI Diversity Pipeline (Armanda Lewis)
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m.

Spotlight paper talks

  • Connecting Underrepresented Minorities and Qualified Job Positions Using Online Data (Maysa M G Macedo, Marisa Vasconcelos, Andrea Britto Mattos Lima and Rogerio Abreu de Paula)
  • An Automated Framework to Identify and Eliminate Systemic Racial Bias in the Media (Lamogha Chiazor, Geeth De Mel, Graham White, Gwilym Newton, Joe Pavitt and Richard Tomsett)
  • The Role of Arts in Shaping AI Ethics (Ramya Srinivasan and Kanji Uchino)
  • Microbanking: Bringing Credit to Underrepresented Communities by Enhancing Local Financial Practices With AI (Heloisa Candello, Andrea Lima, Claudio Pinhanez, Rogerio de Paula and Marcelo Grave)
2:00 p.m.

Breakout sessions

Topic 1:  
The use of technology to address systemic racism as a means to reduce historical barriers of opportunity

Topic 2:  The need for inclusion of members of key groups including Black and Latino individuals in the concept, design and testing of technical solutions

Topic 3: Participation in key decision-making roles to influence all aspects of minority engagement

3:15 p.m. Breakout session readouts and action planning
4:15 p.m. Next steps and closing
4:45 p.m. Workshop concludes



Dr. Jeffrey Brown, Diversity and Inclusion Research Fellow at the Partnership on AI

Dr. Sarah Brown, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rhode Island

Dr. Manuel A. Pérez Quiñones, Professor of Software and Information Systems at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Yadira Sánchez, Researcher, University of Southampton (UK)