AI ethics expert Timnit Gebru to deliver Zoom lecture March 2928. March 2022
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