Update (January 22): The deadline for the call for proposals has been extended. Last submissions will be accepted through January 31!
In 2019, IBM sponsored the Data Council conferences in San Francisco, CA and New York City, NY. We are excited to expand our collaboration with the Data Council team in multiple ways as we move into 2020. This includes sponsoring all four of their conferences, adding the events in Barcelona, Spain and Singapore.
As part of the expanded collaboration between IBM and Data Council, IBM will sponsor and support a conference track in emerging areas of data science at the conferences, including one on AI Fairness at the San Francisco event, April 7 and 8, 2020. This support aligns with the mission of the IBM Data Science Community to grow engagement, information sharing and learning opportunities in data science.
The call for proposals
for the “AI Ethics & Fairness” track is open now through January 15, 2020, for the San Francisco event. From the Data Council website:
The AI Ethics & Fairness track was co-created with our friends at IBM and will cover various topics related to the ethical implications of the work we do as data professionals (understanding bias, privacy, data security, etc.). Some companies are just getting started with data, some have a more mature data team and process, and some simply have too much data and too small of a team to manage it! On top of it all, many are unaware, or perhaps unconcerned about the ethical implications of their work.
For these roughly 30-minute talks, potential speakers are encouraged to submit:
- Stories about real-world problems you’ve solved.
- Practical use cases and explanations.
Talks preferably focus on open-source rather than proprietary technologies.Act now!
Submissions close on January 15.