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Fighting “Everyday Bias” : Thoughtfulness in information access

The workshop of Fighting "Everyday Bias": Thoughtfulness in information access will take place in the full-day event of Disinformation Battles: The tools to fight it in the Digital Era, organized by LeadCyprus. This workshop is a collaboration of the Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies (RISE Ltd) and the Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT). Find out more by following the Disinformation Battles Facebook event. Get your tickets... Read More

18 July 2019 4:15 pm (GMT+3)

Cyprus University of Technology, 30 Archbishop Kyprianou, 3036 Limassol


Kyriakos Kyriakou, Transparency in Algorithms Group at RISE
Dr. Styliani Kleanthous, Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT)
Dr. Jahna Otterbacher, Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT)

2 hours 15 minutes

What do deep neural networks know?

Abstract In this talk I will discuss my work using computational models to understand human and animal cognition as well as how to understand the inner workings of other computational models. How can computational modelling help us open up black boxes and help us understand classification done by pigeons as well as that done by machines? I will explain what computational modelling is and how we can use deep neural networks to model human and animal categorisation. In addition, I will show... Read More

16 July 2019 10:00 am (GMT+3)

RISE, PwC Julia House, Nicosia (Ground Floor)


Dr. Olivia Guest

1 hour

Fairness in User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (FairUMAP 2019)

Personalization has become a ubiquitous and essential part of systems that help users find relevant information in today’s highly complex information-rich online environments. Machine learning, recommender systems, and user modeling are key enabling technologies that allow intelligent systems to learn from users and adapt their output to users’ needs and preferences. However, there has been a growing recognition that these underlying technologies raise novel ethical, legal, and policy... Read More

9 June 2019 9:00 am (GMT+3)

UMAP 2019, Larnaca, Cyprus


Dr. Peter Brusilovsky (invited speaker)
Dr. Nava Tintarev (invited speaker)