AAAI 2020 Workshop on Diversity in Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence - Diversity, Belonging, Equity, and Inclusion (AIDBEI): Mentoring Students from Underserved Populations
Place: Hilton New York Midtown, New York, NY, United States
Date: February 7, 2020
Time: 1400 - 1700 EST
Room: Concourse E
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|Submission deadline||December 23, 2019|
The AAAI 2020 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Diversity, Belonging, Equity, and Inclusion (AIDBEI) is a one-day event at the International Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, focused on sharing current research, best practices, surveys, and calls to service on the topic of mentoring undergraduate students from underserved populations in all areas of AI.
Organizations for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging often emphasize participants from underrepresented populations, which in artificial intelligence includes but is not limited to women, LGBT persons, and persons of color (e.g., Black in AI, LatinX in AI). Meanwhile, many service and outreach workshops, such as those devoted to AI for Social Good at AAAI and the Grace Hopper Conference sessions on technology transfer to rural communities, provide opportunities for technologists to learn about the needs of underserved populations and to in turn give back to some of these communities. Many participants, including the organizers of this workshop, attended both of these kinds of workshops and expressed a wish to find a way to link these communities.
Recognizing intrinsic links between students from underserved populations such as isolated, underprivileged, and underrepresented communities and the frequent incidence among these students of intersectional identity and a desire to help their communities, this AAAI 2020 workshop on Diversity in AI: Mentoring Students from Underserved Populations will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020. It will consist of a three-hour workshop and panel session on the first day of the AAAI conference.
Short papers (2-4 page abstracts, position papers) and long papers (5-8 page surveys, studies, and articles on outreach and education praxis) are invited. For this workshop, we are interested both on best practices and challenges and opportunities for mentoring students from populations that in the past and present have been underserved.
This workshop shall include online follow-up activities such as planning out a call for service to underserved populations in the workshop participants' communities and allow participants to share their service experiences. The primary objective is to discuss work at the nexus of inclusive AI education, education research pertinent to AI and underrepresented groups of students, and AI for Good as applicable to underserved students' own communities, and to help share the word about extant efforts to serve such students. This would form the nucleus of an article and/or journal special issue about such efforts and their impact and outcomes to date.
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:
|2:00 - 2:10  ||Welcome Note by co-chair Dr. William Hsu|
|2:10 - 2:30  ||Corpus Based Amharic Sentiment Lexicon Generation - Girma Neshir Alemneh|
|2:30 - 3:10  ||Panel on Diversity and Inclusion|
|3:10 - 3:30  ||Dr. Jennifer Healey|
|3:30 - 4:00  ||Break & Poster Session|
|4:00 - 4:20  ||Eliminating self-selection: Using data science for authentic undergraduate research in a first-year introductory course - Dr. Lior Shamir|
|4:20 - 4:40  ||Analysis of Latin America and the Caribbean Government Readiness for AI - Dr. Pablo Rivas|
|4:40 - 4:50  ||Transfer Learning Approach to Detecting Electrical Insulators with CNN - Ademola Okerinde|
|4:50 - 5:00  ||Concluding Remarks|
AIDBEI 2020 proceedings will be published in a venue to be determined in cooperation with AAAI.
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