Palais des Congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Centre)

Workshop 2018

CFP 2018

The second Black in AI event will be co-located with NIPS 2018 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Centre) in Montréal CANADA on December 7th from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. The workshop will feature invited talks from prominent researchers and practitioners, oral presentations, and a poster session. There will also be socials to facilitate networking, discussion of different career opportunities in AI, and sharing of ideas to increase participation of Black researchers in the field. We invite all members of the AI community to attend the workshop. The early registration deadline for the conference is October 24, 2018. We strongly encourage workshop attendees to register for the workshops as early as possible. The registration can be found here.

Organizers 2018

Workshop Co-Chairs Rediet Abebe, Cornell University Esube Bekele, US Naval Research Laboratory Sarah Brown, Brown University Mouhamadou Moustapha Cisse, Google AI Timnit Gebru, Google AI Judy Wawira Gichoya, Oregon Health and Science University Devin Guillory, Etsy Sanmi Koyejo, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaigns Ezinne Nwankwo, Harvard University Hassan Kane, Sela Labs 2018 Program Committee Name Institution / Company Rediet Abebe Cornell University Dhaval Adjodah MIT Media Lab Yoseph Berhanu Alebachew Addis Ababa University Justice Amoh Dartmouth College Amar Ashar Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Sileye Ba Dailymotion Esube Bekele US Naval Research Laboratory Ayalew Belay Addis Ababa University Danielle Belgrave Microsoft Research Irwan Bello Google Brain Samy Bengio Google Brain Basiliyos Tilahun Betru National Advanced School of Engineering University Of Yaounde I David Bindel Cornell University Sarah Brown Brown University Diana Cai Princeton University Mouhamadou Moustapha Cisse Google AI Alexis Cook Udacity Hal Daumé III Microsoft Research / University of Maryland Lucio Dery Stanford / Facebook Ousmane Amadou Dia Element AI Victor C Dibia IBM Research Adji Bousso Dieng Columbia University Awa Dieng Duke University Charles Earl Automattic Ashley Edwards Georgia Institute of Technology Oluwaseun Francis Egbelowo University of the Witwatersrand Ruth Fong University of Oxford Sorelle Friedler Haverford College Lanke Frank Fu Ascent Robotics Timnit Gebru Google AI Judy Wawira Gichoya Oregon Health and Science University Gebremedhin Fisseha Gidey National Advanced School of Engineering University Of Yaounde I Solomon Gizaw Addis Ababa University Ian Goodfellow Google Brain Christan Grant University of Oklahoma Ben Green Harvard University Alvin Grissom II Ursinus College Devin Guillory Etsy Bernease Herman University of Washington Jack Hessel Cornell University Lily Hu Harvard University Abigail Jacobs University of California Berkeley Emmanuel Johnson University of Southern California Sanmi Koyejo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Hugo Larochelle Google Brain Zachary C Lipton Carnegie Mellon University Kristian Lum Human Rights and Data Analysis Group Ciira Maina Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Vukosi Marivate University of Pretoria Margaret Mitchell Google AI Nyalleng Moorosi None George Musumba Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Zanele Munyikwa MIT Sloan School of Management Robert Ness Gamalon Inc Ehi Nosakhare MIT Billy Okal Voyage Charles C Onu McGill University Vicente Ordonez University of Virginia Lonnie T Parker Naval Sea Systems Command Forough Poursabzi-Sangdeh Microsoft Research David Robinson Cornell University Evan Rosenman Stanford University Negar Rostamzadeh Element AI Natalie Schluter IT University of Copenhagen Flora Tasse University of Cambridge Rachael Tatman Kaggle Matthew Tesfaldet York University & Vector Institute of Artificial Intelligence Alemu Leulseged Tesfaye Ca’ Foscari University of Venice Kale-ab Tessera University of Witwatersrand Rachel Thomas fast.

Programs 2018

Schedule 2018 Workshop is at the convention Center Room 520 Time Event Speaker Institution 09:00-09:10 Opening Remarks BAI 09:10-09:45 Keynote 1 Yann Dauphin Facebook 09:45-10:00 Oral 1 Sicelukwanda Zwane University of the Witwatersrand 10:00-10:15 Oral 2 Alvin Grissom II Ursinus College 10:15-10:30 Oral 3 Obioma Pelka University of Duisburg-Essen Germany 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break + poster 11:00-11:35 Keynote 2 Ayanna Howard Georgia Institute of Technology 11:35-11:50 Oral 4 Randi Williams MIT Media Lab 11:50-12:05 Oral 5 Justice Amoh Dartmouth College 12:05-12:20 Oral 6 Kehinde Owoeye University College London 12:20-02:15 Lunch + Poster 02:15-02:30 Oral 7 Lucio Dery Facebook Inc.

Sponsors 2018

Thanks to our corporate sponsors, the workshop is free to attendees and we are able to provide inclusive travel funding to select participants.

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– We thank the following companies and institutions for their support.

Submission Instructions 2018

We welcome work in artificial intelligence, including, but not limited to, computer vision, deep learning, knowledge reasoning, machine learning, multi-agent systems, natural language processing, statistical reasoning, theory, robotics, as well as applications of AI to other domains such as health and education, and submissions concerning fairness, ethics, and transparency in AI. Papers may introduce new theory, methodology, or applications. We also welcome position papers and demos related to these areas. Work may be previously published, completed, or ongoing.

Travel Grants 2018

Need-based travel grants will be awarded to workshop participants. Participants do not need to submit a paper in order to be considered for a travel grant. The travel grant can be used for covering costs associated with the workshop such as NIPS registration, accommodation and travel. Please note that the travel grants may not cover all of your costs and we may not be able to award them to all applicants.