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Workshop: ML Competitions at the Grassroots (CiML 2020)

Tara Chklovski, Adrienne Mendrik, Amir Banifatemi, Gustavo Stolovitzky

2020-12-11T07:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T12:30:00-08:00
Abstract: For the eighth edition of the CiML (Challenges in Machine Learning) workshop at NeurIPS, our goals are to: 1) Increase diversity in the participant community in order to increase quality of model predictions; 2) Identify and share best practices in building AI capability in vulnerable communities; 3) Celebrate pioneers from these communities who are modeling lifelong learning, curiosity and courage in learning how to use ML to address critical problems in their communities.

The workshop will provide concrete recommendations to the ML community on designing and implementing competitions that are more accessible to a broader public, and more effective in building long-term AI/ML capability.

The workshop will feature keynote speakers from ML, behavioral science and gender and development, interspersed with small group discussions around best practices in implementing ML competitions. We will invite submissions of 2-page extended abstracts on topics relating to machine learning competitions, with a special focus on methods of creating diverse datasets, strategies for addressing behavioral barriers to participation in ML competitions from underrepresented communities, and strategies for measuring the long-term impact of participation in an ML competition.

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Schedule

2020-12-11T07:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T07:15:00-08:00
Welcome and Opening Remarks
2020-12-11T07:15:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T07:45:00-08:00
Keynote talk by Isabelle Guyon and Evelyne Viegas - "AI Competitions and the Science Behind Contests"
Isabelle Guyon, Evelyne Viegas
2020-12-11T07:45:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T08:20:00-08:00
Live from the Field Moderated Q&A - “ML competitions as a way to engage and educate the broader public” (featuring families and educators from around the world)
2020-12-11T08:20:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T09:00:00-08:00
Virtual Poster Presentations
2020-12-11T09:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T09:15:00-08:00
Coffee Break
2020-12-11T09:15:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T09:45:00-08:00
Keynote talk by Saugato Datta
2020-12-11T09:45:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T10:20:00-08:00
Small Group/Breakout Participant Discussion
2020-12-11T10:20:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T10:50:00-08:00
Virtual Poster Presentations
2020-12-11T10:50:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T11:20:00-08:00
Keynote talk by Lara Mangravite "Responsible Data Sharing for AI: Expanding who, what and why"
Sage Mangravite
2020-12-11T11:30:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T11:50:00-08:00
Virtual Poster Presentations
2020-12-11T11:50:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T12:20:00-08:00
Closing Keynote by Aleksandra (Saška) Mojsilović - "Platforms 4 Good: Realizing the potential of AI in addressing societal challenges"
Aleksandra Mojsilovic
2020-12-11T12:20:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T12:30:00-08:00
Closing Remarks from Organizers