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    Lecture: Creating Equitable Value with AI

    Join us for a session in the company of three exciting researchers sharing their work and perspectives on bias and fairness in AI – and the dilemmas in ensuring responsible and value-creating AI.

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    06 June 2024

    Speakers

    Aasa Feragen Professor, DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark
    Ira Assent Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University
    Thomas Moeslund Professor, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University

    Fairness in artificial intelligence is crucial to ensure that AI-systems serve all individuals equitably, preventing discrimination and promoting trust. Bias in AI-systems can compromise fairness and value creation in multiple ways, e.g., by perpetuating historical injustices in the training data. Both fairness and bias are nuanced concepts, which require careful consideration of the context in which AI-systems are developed and deployed. Join us for a session in the company of three exciting researchers sharing their work and perspectives on bias and fairness in AI – and the dilemmas in ensuring responsible and value-creating AI.

    At first, Professor Aasa Feragen will share her research on AI-systems in healthcare. This involves specific examples of the challenges regarding fairness and bias, but also how these can be adressed.

    Secondly, Professor Ira Assent will use recommender systems as an example to illustrate fairness issues. Recommender systems influence how we find information and connect with others, but they can unintentionally favor certain groups, leading to unfair outcomes. As Ira and colleagues show in a recent study of such recommender systems for politically polarized data from Twitter, political alignment affects the relevance and variety of recommendations. Finally, Ira will explore other current fairness aspects in AI.

    In the last talk of the session, Professor Thomas Moeslund will discuss of the concepts in current and upcoming regulations of the use of AI. These include notions like ‘Human-centric AI’, ‘Fair AI’, ‘Robust AI’ etc. While such concepts seem reasonable it becomes a bit more fuzzy when defining how to make these auditable. Thomas will dwell into these matters and exemplify the current gap between high-level notions and practical solutions.

     

    Programme

    3:45 pm Arrival and Registration
    4:00 pm Welcome
    4:10 pm Professor Aasa Feragen, ‘Bias and fairness in healthcare AI - challenges and opportunities’
    4:35 pm Professor Ira Assent, ‘Fairness in AI-based systems - recommender systems and beyond‘
    5:00 pm Professor Thomas Moeslund, ‘The challenge of computing responsible AI’
    5:30 pm Networking with drinks and snacks for physical participants.
    6:30 pm Thank you for today!
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    FAQ

    What is Science Cluster Lectures?

    The Science Cluster Lectures is a series of open lectures for all researchers and others interested in bioscience, biotechnology and health. Every 4 weeks, on Thursday evenings, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus.

    Will it be possible to attend physically and virtually?

    This will be a hybrid lecture with the possibility of attending both virtually and physically. Please note that we have a limited capacity for how many we allow to participate physically, and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

    This will be a hybrid lecture with the possibility of attending both virtually and physically. Please note that we have a limited capacity for how many we allow to participate physically, and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

    Yes. We take oral questions from physical audience and written questions from virtual participants.

    I would like to know about upcoming Science Cluster Lectures – where can I find information?

    You are very welcome to join the ‘Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster’s Linkedin and/or Facebook group. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more.

    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    If you arrive by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road. Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Contact Johan Jansen on jja@novo.dk.

    How do I cancel my participation?

    Please help us respecting our speakers, as well as keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Conference Manager or send an email to Johan Jansen at jja@novo.dk

    Can I update my registration information?

    Yes, just log in to Conference Manager. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation. You will find a tag with your name on it when you arrive.

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    Lecture: Creating Equitable Value with AI

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    06 June
    Novo Nordisk Foundation
    Tuborg Havnevej 19
    2900 Hellerup
    København
    Lecture
    Open to all
    16:00 - 17:30 CET