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AI and Gender: Workshop

20 February 2019
Peter Richards Room, Hughes Hall

This event is co-convened with The Ada Lovelace Institute (Nuffield Foundation).

Convenors: Sarah Dillon, Diana Robinson and Stephen Cave (LCFI)
Reema Patel and Olivia Varley-Winter (Ada Lovelace Institute)

Generously supported by The Ada Lovelace Institute (Nuffield Foundation) and PwC

Ada Lovelace Institute



Wednesday 20 February: Peter Richards Room, Hughes Hall

9:00 am - 9.30 am – Coffee and Registration

9.30 am - 9:45 am - Welcome from Stephen Cave, CFI Executive Director, and Sarah Dillon, CFI Programme Director

9.45 am - 11:00 am Panel 1: History, Narrative, Theory: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Chair: Stephen Cave (University of Cambridge)

Reflecting on the History of Gender and AI: Alison Adam (Sheffield Hallam University) 
Whose Intelligence(s)?: A Research Agenda Inspired by 1960s American Educational Computing: Joy Lisi Rankin
Robots and Avatars: Gender and Race in AI Imaginaries: Lauren Wilcox (University of Cambridge)
The Societal Harm of Gendering VPAs: Reasoning by Analogy with ELIZA and Pygmalion: Sarah Dillon (University of Cambridge)

11:00 am - 11:15 am: BREAK

11:15 am - 11:30 am Tim Gardam, The Nuffield Foundation

11:30 am - 12:45 pm - Panel 2: Organisational Initiatives to Increase Gender Equality, Chair: Beth Singler (University of Cambridge)

Corporate Gender Diversity Initiatives: Rob McCargow (PwC)
Developing AI Technology Without Bias? Mateja Jamnik (University of Cambridge)
Algorithmic Bias: Gender Proofing AI: Susan Leavy (Insight Centre for Data Analytics)
Automated gendered inequality? The challenges for implementation and management of AI in organisations: Gina Neff (University of Oxford)

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm – LUNCH in the Pfeiffer Room

1.45 pm - 3:00 pm - Panel 3: Trust, Transparency and Regulation, Chair: Jude Browne (University of Cambridge)

Why We Should Care About Diversity in AI Research: Adrian Weller (University of Cambridge/Alan Turing Institute)
Current Technical Work Addressing Fairness in Machine Learning: Tameem Adel (University of Cambridge)
Teens In AI: Elena Sinel and Peter He (Teens In AI and Acorn Aspirations)
The Future of Human-Centered AI? Open Questions and Collaborations: Londa Schiebinger (Stanford University)
From Alexa to Siri and the GDPR: The Gendering of Virtual Personal Assistants and the Role of EU Data Protection Law: Nóra Ni Loideain (University of London)

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm - BREAK

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Panel 4: Challenging Built-in Bias and Gender Stereotypes, Chair: Kanta Dihal (University of Cambridge)

Trans Models, Trans Selves: AI and the Reinscription of Gender: Os Keyes (University of Washington)
Algorithmic Determinism: Digital reinforcement of gender norms: Rumman Chowdhury (Accenture)
Mind the gender gap in expertise: the case of Wikipedia: Judy Wajcman (LSE)
"Make Google do it”: Interpellating digital subject/objects of desire in the gendering of artificially intelligent virtual personal assistants: Rachel Adams (University of London)

4:30 pm - 4:45pm - BREAK - Coffee and cake

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm - Research Agenda Collective Intelligence Activity

For further information please contact Gaenor Moore.