NTENT CTO Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates Discusses AI, Data Bias and More at Events this October

Oct 4, 2018 · 2 min read
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NTENT CTO Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates speaks at IEEE DSAA 2018 industry day.

After giving an invited talk at the industrial day of the 5th IEEE Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics on October 2 in Turin, Italy, where he also moderated a panel on the impact of AI in society, Dr. Ricardo Baeza Yates will present a keynote address on Big Data Challenges at the 21st International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (CCIA 2018) on Monday, October 8. The conference is meant to generate discussion about the latest advances in AI and provide a forum to explore new ideas. The event runs until October 10 in Roses, Catalonia.

On Monday October 22, Dr. Baeza-Yates is co-organizing the 2nd annual Workshop on Data and Algorithm Bias (DAB 2018) in Turin, Italy. The event is being held during the 27th annual International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2018), hosted by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). In conjunction with the conference theme this year, “From Big Data and Big Information to Big Knowledge,” the DAB workshop will bring together industrial and academic researchers working to eliminate algorithmic and data bias present when using machine learning models, in hopes to further develop non-discriminatory algorithms and impartial data mining.

Dr. Baeza-Yates will give an invited talk on Explainable AI at Big Data Congress in Barcelona, Spain happening October 24–25. His speech, slated for day two of the conference, discusses the challenges of explaining machine learning models. For example, neural networks are being used to predict individual behaviors, however it’s extremely difficult to describe exactly what leads the algorithm to predict that an individual will make a given decision. Explainable AI also calls out the intrinsic bias present in such data, how the problem is being addressed and the compromises required to achieve discernible quality results.

In May of this year, the Spanish Computer Science Society presented Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates with the Ángela Ruiz Robles award for his outstanding work in the industrial research & technology transfer category, his contributions in computer engineering, job creation, market innovation and his dispense of high-quality knowledge. On October 30, he will receive this distinction at the National Awards for Computing in Madrid, Spain.

For more information on Dr. Baeza-Yates upcoming speaking events, you can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information on NTENT, visit www.NTENT.com.

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