21, 22, 28, 29 June 2022 : Course on Responsible HI

AI technologies play an increasingly important part of our lives in many domains such as health and wellbeing, smart cities, social media, energy, art and culture, and robotics. Considering this pervasiveness and impact of AI on our society, it is more important than ever that AI researchers understand this context and can translate this understanding into development of AI technologies and methods that meet the needs and opportunities of people and societies. In this course we address several dimensions of Responsible and Trustworthy AI, such as AI governance; bias, non-discrimination & fairness; privacy & data ethics; and human-AI interaction. We approach these topics through an integrated treatment of technical, ethical, legal and societal aspects, as well as practical considerations. The course includes exercises to allow participants to reflect on responsibility aspects of their own and others’ research.

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22, 27, 28 September 2021: Course on Explainable AI

In politics, industry and science, much attention is paid today to the ethical and social aspects of AI, the risks of big data and the increasing power of incomprehensible and opaque algorithms, which are seemingly objective, “value-free” and neutral, but which make radical decisions without human intervention, that may deeply influence people and their future. The call for Explainable AI therefore sounds louder all the time. This two-day course will be divided over four afternoons.

This course has been designed by scientific course director Dr. Afra Alishahi (Tilburg University) and Prof. Rineke Verbrugge (University of Groningen).

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25-26 May 2021, Course on neuro-symbolic systems

Neuro symbolic systems that combine learning and reasoning are sometimes called “the 3rd wave of AI”, after the first wave of symbolic and the second wave of machine learning methods. This course is using a survey paper by Frank and Annette to structure a 2 day course on neuro-symbolic systems, including three international keynote speakers: Pascal Hitzler from Kansas, Luciano Serafini from Trento, and Sara Magliacane from Amsterdam.

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