AI ethics expert Timnit Gebru to deliver Zoom lecture March 29

AI ethics expert Timnit Gebru to deliver Zoom lecture March 29

28. March 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

San Francisco, 3/28/2020.

The event, titled “The Quest for Ethical Artificial Intelligence,” is hosted by Penn State’s Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence and Penn’s College of Information Sciences and Technology.

Gebru is a prominent AI researcher and tech activist who co-authored a 2018 study on racial bias in AI algorithms. She made headlines in 2020 when she lost her post as co-head of Google’s ethical AI research group.

The controversy was sparked by a paper Gebru had co-authored that called attention to the risks of large-scale AI language models.

When Google asked her to leave or clear her name, she refused. A year later, she founded

the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR), an independent and community-rooted AI research institute that works to counter the influence of big tech in AI.

The talk will be followed by a public Q&A session and group discussion for students and aspiring AI practitioners.

Attendance from 14:00: https://ai.psu.edu/news-events/events/timnit-gebru

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