Join Us at the First AI for People Workshop!

By July 10, 2020Blog

Guest Author: Marta Ziosi from AI for People, an LF AI Foundation Associate Member – Originally posted on Medium.com

We’re excited to announce the first AI for People Workshop, which will be held on August 8th and 9th from 9:30 – 18:00 Central European Time (CET). The event will be held online and is entirely free. Register here.

AI for People was born out of the idea of shaping Artificial Intelligent technology around human and societal needs. We believe that technology should respect the anthropocentric principle. It should be at the service of people, not vice-versa. In order to foster this idea, we need to narrow the gap between civil society and technical experts. This gap is one in knowledge, in action and in tools for change.

In this spirit, we want to share our knowledge through a hands-on workshop with everyone. We are glad to announce 7 speakers offering talks of a diversity of topics about and around Artificial Intelligence. There are 2 basic courses which require little to no programming experience, 4 advanced courses with varying degree of technical depth and one invited speaker.

The Schedule:

Please note: All times are in CET (Central European Time).

The Topics and Speakers:

A hands-on Exercise in Natural Language Processing. The lecturer Philipp Wicke will give a brief introduction to Natural Language Processing (NLP). This lecture is very practice-oriented and Philipp will show an example of topic modeling on real data. Click here for more details.

Introduction to AI Ethics. Our chair Marta Ziosi will provide a broad introduction to the topics ethically relevant to AI development. Whether you have a technical or social science background, this course will present you with the trade-offs that technology faces society with and it will provide you with the conceptual tools relevant to the field of AI ethics. Click here for more details.

Open-Source AI. Our invited speaker Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director of the LF AI Foundation, will talk about open source AI. Click here for more details.

Coding AI. The lecturer Kevin Trebing will give an introduction on how to create AI applications. For this, you will learn the basics of PyTorch, one of the biggest AI frameworks next to TensorFlow. Click here for more details.

Cultural AI. Maurice Jones will outline how the meaning of AI as a technology is socially constructed and which role cultural factors play in this process. He will give a practical example on how different cultures create different meanings surrounding technologies. Click here for more details.

Creative AI. The lecturer Gabriele Graffieti will give an introduction on creative AI, what it means for an artificial intelligence to be creative and how to instill creativity into the training process. In this lecture we’ll cover in detail generative models and in particular Generative Adversarial Networks. Click here for more details.

Continual AI. The lecturer Vincenzo Lomonaco will give a brief introduction to the topic of Continual Learning for AI. This lecture is very practice-oriented and based on slides and runnable code on Google Colaboratory. You will be able to code and play alongside the lecture in order to acquire the basic knowledge and skills. Click here for more details.

The course is free for everyone, yet we ask you to register in advance. As a non-profit organisation all of our work and effort is voluntary. If you like the workshop, we suggest a donation of 15€ for the entire workshop.

Attendance is limited through the virtual classroom and entry is based on first-registered-first-served, therefore we ask you to register as soon as possible: 

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at aiapplications@aiforpeople.org .

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