Fourth edition on 

Human-Centered AI: Knowledge and Language

The Academic Fringe Festival is an exciting concoction of invited talks and panel discussions around important themes of research and innovation in Computer Science. This fourth edition is on "Human-Centered AI: Knowledge and Language". The series features prominent researchers and practitioners, whose work has made fundamental contributions in these fields. 

Artificial Intelligence is used more and more in society, from healthcare to government decisions and recruitment. Along with the rapid increase of AI adoption comes increased concerns about the inherent shortcomings of such technologies (e.g., robustness) and the social, and ethical implications. To create AI systems that can properly serve humans, it is crucial to put humans at the center of the process such that the outcome system behaves in a way that fits the values and needs of people. This poses new challenges to technological development: how to build AI systems that can be understood by humans and that can align their behaviour with human values? Tackling these challenges requires new ways of looking at AI systems, e.g., machine learning models as knowledge bases and as autonomous agents that people can query, interact with, and influence.

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The Speakers

Diego Calvanese

Designing Virtual Knowledge Graphs [more details]

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

6 February 2023, 4PM CET

Anja Thieme

Human-Centred AI in Mental Health [more details]

Microsoft Health Futures

13 February 2023, 4PM CET

Arun Kumar

The New DBfication of ML/AI [more details]

University of California, San Diego

20 February 2023, 4PM CET

Zhou Yu

Chatbots for Second Language Learning [more details]

Columbia University

27 February 2023, 4PM CET

Luc De Raedt

From Statistical Relational to Neuro-Symbolic Artificial Intelligence [more details]

KU Leuven

06 March 2023, 4PM CET

Besmira Nushi

Responsible AI Mitigations and Tracker: New open-source tools for guiding mitigations in Responsible AI [more details]

Microsoft Research

13 March 2023, 4PM CET

Fabio Casati

Trustworthy Enterprise AI: crossing the chasm among LLMs, AI services, and Enterprise AI systems [more details]

University of Trento

20 March 2023, 4PM CET

Heng Ji

SmartBook: AI-Assisted Situation Report Generation [more details]

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

27 March 2023, 4PM CET

Matthias Boehm

System Infrastructure for Data-centric ML Pipelines - Balancing Automation and Manual Control [more details]

Technische Universität Berlin

03 April 2023, 4PM CET

Philippe Cudré-Mauroux

TaxoComplete: Self-Supervised Taxonomy Completion Leveraging Position-Enhanced Semantic Matching [more details]

University of Fribourg

17 April 2023, 4PM CET