Accountable Machine Learning Algorithms 2020

- Rescheduled to 31 May- 4 June 2021 -

25 - 29 May 2020

Venue: Lorentz Center@Snellius

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This workshop has been rescheduled to 31 May - 4 June 2021

Description
Intelligent automated systems are increasingly powerful and ubiquitous in all aspects of our lives, whether we are shopping online, being admitted to a hospital or, in some cases, being sentenced to a prison term. These systems have been facilitating human decision making, but they have also been raising concerns that they might be biased or may be generating highly sensitive outcomes for end-users.

In this workshop, we will focus on tangible approaches to tackle accountability, transparency, explainability and privacy challenges in designing, developing and using data-driven algorithms and automated decision-making systems.

Through this workshop, we aim to:

  • Bring in practitioners’ point of view who have to work with real-world datasets,
  • Understand practical challenges in both industry and academia; evaluate and remedy the limitations of existing solutions for accountable algorithms in a domain-specific way,
  • Collaboratively design an inclusive research agenda with tangible research questions.

 

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    Monday May 25

    Introduction/Setting the scene

     

    09.00 – 10.00          Arrival, registration with coffee & tea

    10.00 – 10.15          Welcome by the Lorentz Center

    10.15 – 11.00          Opening by the scientific organizers: welcome, explanation of workshop objectives and way of working during the week

    11.00 – 12.00          Round of speedy introductions: all participants

     

    12.00 – 14.00          Lunch @Snellius restaurant

     

    14.00 – 15.00          Pitches of use-cases from selected participants

    15.00 – 16.00          Coffee & tea break (Poster/Demo session)

    16.00 – 17.00          Pitches of use-cases - continued

    17.00 – 17.30          Wrap-up: identification of the common interests and formation of the discussion groups

    17.30 –                       Wine & cheese party (Poster/Demo session)

     

    The programme will be announced shortly.

    Tuesday May 26

    Focus: XAI (explainability, interpretability)

     

    09:00 – 09:30          Introduction to Day 2 by chair

    09.30 – 10.30          Tutorial on XAI: status-quo, challenges, prospects, experiences

    10.30 – 10.40          Change of rooms

    10.40 – 12:00          Group discussions in separate rooms - SolveIT1 (with coffee and tea)

     

    12.00 – 13.30          Lunch and informal discussions

     

    13.30 – 15.00           Group discussions in separate rooms - StirIT

    15.00 - 15.30           Coffee & tea break (Poster/Demo session)

    15:30 - 16:30           Group discussions in main room - ServeIT (all participants)

    16.30 – 17.30          Panel with group reporters & closing discussion of the day

     

    The programme will be announced shortly.

    Wednesday May 27

    Focus: Transparency & Privacy

     

    09:00 – 09:30          Introduction to Day 3 by chair

    09.30 – 10.30          Tutorial on transparency and privacy: status-quo, challenges, prospects, experiences

    10.30 – 10.40          Change of rooms

    10.40 – 12:00          Group discussions in separate rooms - SolveIT (with coffee and tea)

     

    12.00 – 13.30          Lunch and informal discussions

     

    13.30 – 15.00          Group discussions in separate rooms - StirIT

    15.00 – 15.30          Coffee & tea break (Poster/Demo session)

    15:30 – 16:30          Group discussions in main room - ServeIT (all participants)

    16.30 – 17.30          Panel with group reporters & closing discussion of the day

    17.30 – 22:00          Departure for activity and dinner

     

    The programme will be announced shortly.

    Thursday May 28

    Focus: Accountability & Fairness

     

    9:00 – 9:30               Introduction to Day 4 by chair

    9.30 – 10.30             Tutorial on accountability and fairness: status-quo, challenges, prospects, experiences

    10.30 – 10.40          Change of rooms

    10.40 – 12:00          Group discussions in separate rooms - SolveIT (with coffee and tea)

     

    12.00 – 13.30          Lunch and informal discussions

     

    13.30 – 15.00          Group discussions in separate rooms - StirIT

    15.00 - 15.30           Coffee & tea break (Poster/Demo session)

    15:30 - 16:30           Group discussions in main room - ServeIT (all participants)

    16.30 – 17.30          Panel with group reporters & closing discussion of the day

     

    The programme will be announced shortly.

    Friday May 29

    Wrap up, summarize and inspire

     

    10.00 - 11.30           Looking back and forward: Wrap-up of the workshop, (action) plans for the future, outline what practitioners can take with them

    11.30 - 12.00           Lessons learned from the community (Amsterdam Data Science)

    12:00 -                    Lunch and goodbye

     

    Way of working

    Throughout discussions, we will use the following strategies:

    • Challenge SolveIt: Drafting solutions for the challenges raised by the case studies. The solutions could be existing tools, or well-formalized research questions that can potentially lead to the solutions needed.
    • Challenge StirIt: Challenging the participants regarding the solutions they have been most familiar with, mixing the case studies across groups, and asking the groups to rate the solutions drafted by the other groups. The idea here is to realize the extent of generalisability of proposed solutions or the relevance of derived research questions across disciplines and fields. For example, can we extend the research questions raised in the earlier sessions across the different cases? Are the discussions related to one case study also relevant to the other ones?
    • Challenge ServeIt: This is an ‘expert hot-tubbing' exercise. We borrow this way of 4 working from the American judicial system where expert witnesses from opposing sides are asked questions concurrently. The participants are encouraged to come to a compromise, within a reasonable time frame, for the benefit of the case under scrutiny. We use this method to encourage productive opinion exchange between participants who do not agree on important topics, while removing the confrontational aspect of the exchange.

    ‘Hot-tubbing’ is the name for the (US) court process of calling expert witnesses to give evidence and be

    cross-examined at the same time. It encourages opposing experts to engage in constructive discussions in the witness box (in front of judges/juries)

    The programme will be announced shortly.
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    Fatih Turkmen, University of Groningen  

    Hinda Haned, University of Amsterdan  

    Adele Mitchell, Eisai  

    Aysenur Bilgin, VIQTOR DAVIS & CWI  


Tanja Uitbeijerse

+31 71 527 5582

uitbeijerse@lorentzcenter.nl

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