Anthill Inside 2019

A conference on AI and Deep Learning

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Accepting submissions till 01 Nov 2019, 04:20 PM

Taj M G Road, Bangalore, Bangalore

About the 2019 edition:

The schedule for the 2019 edition is published here: https://hasgeek.com/anthillinside/2019/schedule

The conference has three tracks:

  1. Talks in the main conference hall track
  2. Poster sessions featuring novel ideas and projects in the poster session track
  3. Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions for practitioners who want to use the Anthill Inside forum to discuss:
    - Myths and realities of labelling datasets for Deep Learning.
    - Practical experience with using Knowledge Graphs for different use cases.
    - Interpretability and its application in different contexts; challenges with GDPR and intepreting datasets.
    - Pros and cons of using custom and open source tooling for AI/DL/ML.

Who should attend Anthill Inside:

Anthill Inside is a platform for:

  1. Data scientists
  2. AI, DL and ML engineers
  3. Cloud providers
  4. Companies which make tooling for AI, ML and Deep Learning
  5. Companies working with NLP and Computer Vision who want to share their work and learnings with the community

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Anthill Inside is a forum for conversations about Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, including: Tools Techniques Approaches for integrating AI and Deep Learning in products and businesses. Engineering for AI. more

Radhika Radhakrishnan

@radhika-radhakrishnan

Gendered Biases in Artificial Intelligence

Submitted Nov 7, 2019

My talk will attempt to bust the myth of “objectivity” or “neutrality” of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies by highlighting gendered biases in AI and how they arise. To substantiate, I will focus on Virtual Assistants / “Bots” by presenting my primary research on a comparative analysis of the responses of smartphone-based Virtual Assistants (such as Siri and Alexa) to user queries on gender-based violence in India.

Outline

Are Smart-Device Based Virtual Assistants Capable of Assisting with Gender Based Violence
Concerns in India?
I will present my research which critically examines the responses of five Virtual Assistants in India – Siri, Google Now, Bixby, Cortana, and Alexa – to a standardized set of concerns related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV). A set of concerns regarding Sexual Violence and Cyber Violence were posed in the Virtual Assistant’s natural language, English. Non-crisis concerns were asked to set a baseline. All crisis responses by the Virtual Assistants were characterized based on the ability to (1) recognize the crisis, (2) respond with respectful language, and (3) refer to an appropriate helpline, or other resources. The findings of my study indicate missed opportunities to leverage technology to improve referrals to crisis support services in response to gender-based violence.
Read my paper here: https://itforchange.net/e-vaw/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Are-Smart-Device-Based-Virtual-Assistants-Capable-of-Assisting-with-Gender-Based-Violence-Concerns-in-India-1.pdf
Read my blog here: https://medium.com/radhika-radhakrishnan/siri-i-was-abused-what-do-i-do-18e12f6f2aff

Requirements

An open mind and an interest in listening to different perspectives.

Speaker bio

I currently work as a Programme Officer at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), New Delhi, researching the intersections of gender and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence. Previously, I worked with the Internet Governance Forum of the United Nations as a Consultant on Gender and Access (2018), and with the Association of Progressive Communications (APC) (2017) on gender and technology. I have a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru. Outside of work, you will find me tweeting about feminism, writing on Medium, and engaging with grassroots political activism.
Twitter: @so_radhikal
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/radhika-radhakrishnan/
Medium: https://medium.com/radhika-radhakrishnan

Links

Slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ihrw30MAeJV8vOP3Ae5DFoIV25a7WPXzXWh4tSUFOtM/edit?usp=sharing

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Make a submission

Accepting submissions till 01 Nov 2019, 04:20 PM

Taj M G Road, Bangalore, Bangalore

Hosted by

Anthill Inside is a forum for conversations about Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, including: Tools Techniques Approaches for integrating AI and Deep Learning in products and businesses. Engineering for AI. more