Keynote talk by Associate Professor Jahna Otterbacher at the 14th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence

Associate Professor Jahna Otterbacher, Head of the Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT) and co-leader of the research group “fAIre – Fairness and Ethics in AI- Human Interaction” at the CYENS Centre of Excellence, has been invited to deliver a keynote talk entitled “Bias in Data and Algorithms: Problems, Solutions and Stakeholders” at the 14th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence (ICCCI 2022). The Conference will be held on September 28-30, 2022 in Tunisia.


Abstract: Mitigating bias in algorithmic processes and systems is a critical issue drawing increasing attention across research communities within the computer and information sciences. Given the complexity of the problem and the involvement of multiple stakeholders – not only developers, but also end-users and third parties – there is a need to understand the landscape of the sources of bias, as well as the solutions being proposed to address them. In her keynote talk, Dr. Otterbacher will present insights from a recent survey of 300+ articles across four domains (Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Human-Computer Interaction, and Recommender Systems) in which a critical mass of work relating to algorithmic bias has been produced, with the aim of providing a “fish-eye view” of the field. In the second part of the talk, she will discuss examples of hers and her associates ongoing work on auditing proprietary computer vision systems for social biases, positioning this work vis-à-vis the aforementioned framework as well as the emerging science of machine behavior.

28 September 2022 10:00 am (GMT)



Dr Jahna Otterbacher