HCI4SouthAsia presents “AI for the Next Billion”, a seminar and workshop series where experts from diverse disciplines working on Artificial Intelligence — Human-Centered AI, Ethics, Fairness Accountability Transparency and Ethics (FATE), Global Perspectives, Children, AI Policy, Accessibility, Autonomous Vehicles, etc — present and discuss their research and its the implications to society and the world at large, and the South Asian region in particular. Their research asks and addresses uncomfortable and crucial questions to provoke and challenge the current status quo.
Through these seminars, the HCI4SouthAsia community seeks to bridge barriers across disciplines and schools of thought, by bringing together expert researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, C-level business executives, and other influential decision-makers and stakeholders for the South Asian region, to engage in conversation about the role, and existence, of human-centred research towards the digital transformation of societies.
The event includes speakers working on cutting edge research on the potential, use, and ethics of AI. The talks cover a wide range of topics such as ethics and human rights in AI, ethical AI for children, and detecting crime using AI, among others. After the talks, is an open interactive panel discussion.
The Keynote speaker for the event will be Prof. Nitin Sawhney who will talk about “Critically Engaging Ethics, Human Rights and Civic Agency in AI”.
The event is virtual. The URL to the event will be shared with registered attendees.
|5:30 pm IST / 14:00 EEST
|Pranjal Jain: Inauguration + Introductions
|5:40 pm IST / 4:10 EEST
|Wricha Mishra: India HCI 2021
|5:45 pm IST / 14:15 EEST
|Eija-Leena: Women in AI | Outi Kauppinen: UNICEF Finland
|5.50 pm IST / 14:20 EEST
|Nitin Sawhney: Critically Engaging Ethics, Human Rights and Civic Agency in AI
|6:05 pm IST / 14:35 EEST
|Dilrukshi Gamage: Social Implications of AI technologies: Deepfakes
|Break (5 mins)
|6:25 pm IST / 14:55 EEST
|Eija-Leena Koponen: Women in AI / Experiences from an NLP based Crime detection system for young children
|6:40 pm IST / 15:10 EEST
|Sumita Sharma: Designing ethical AI for young children
|Break (5 mins)
|7:00 pm IST / 15:30 EEST
|Shashank Deshpande, India HCI
|7.10 pm IST / 15:40 EEST
|Panel Moderated by Grace Eden
|7.55 pm IST / 16:25 EEST
Professor of Practice, Aalto University
Keynote talk: Critically Engaging Ethics, Human Rights and Civic Agency in AI
Prof. Nitin Sawhney leads the CRAI-CIS (CRitical AI and Crisis Interrogatives) research group in the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University. Working at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), ethical AI, and participatory design research, he examines the critical role of technology, civic agency, and social justice in society and crisis contexts. He is the principal investigator for a 3-year Academy of Finland research project on Reconstructing Crisis Narratives for Trustworthy Communication and Cooperative Agency, jointly conducted with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). Prof. Sawhney is a member of the research program on AI and Society at the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI). At Aalto University he helped establish the research areas on Digital Ethics, Society and Policy (Digital ESP) and Human-Computer Interaction and Design (HCID). His work has been published in journals including IEEE Multimedia, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human interaction, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Planning Practice & Research, AI & Society: Knowledge, Culture and Communication, and Digital Creativity. He is an associate editor for the International Journal of Child Computer Interaction.
Postdoc researcher, University of Oulu, Finland
Title of talk: Designing ethical AI for young children
Dr. Sumita Sharma is a postdoc researcher in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with a focus on empowerment, inclusion, and accessibility using interactive and novel technologies for and with children and underserved user groups. In her work, she employs design fiction with a diverse set of participants and in diverse contexts, through projects with schools and workshops with adults, creating diverse approaches for designing for the future. She is currently working on her postdoc project on Participatory AI with Schoolchildren, funded by the Academy of Finland.
Women in AI Ambassador in Finland / AI Lead, SomeBuddy
Title of talk: Women in AI / Experiences from an NLP based Crime detection system for young children
Solo-entrepreneur and consultant, Advisor at SomeBuddy, Women in AI Ambassador in Finland, co-founder of R-Ladies Helsinki chapter.
Eikku has a business-oriented mindset solving problems with data and models, she looks for the bigger perspective and seeks to operate in a human-centric way. Working with startups, NGOs and social enterprises on analytics, machine learning, data strategy, product development and integrating those ML models as part of the business.
Postdoctoral research fellow Sasahara Lab, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Title of talk: Social Implications of AI technologies: Deepfakes
Dr. Dilrukshi Gamage is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) working on a Multidisciplinary infodemic project funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (CREST JST). She is attached to Sasahara lab at the Department of Innovation Science under Prof. Kazautoshi Sasahara investigating Information technologies that counter infodemics and support diverse decision-making using methodologies in Computational Social Science and Human-Computer Interactions. She is a core member advocating and promoting HCI activities in South Asia (HCI4SouthAsia) and currently leading the SIGCHI Colombo Chapter. During her Ph.D., she has been recognized as a Future Digileader 2020 at the Digitalize in Stockholm 2020 , Rising Stars by the UC Berkeley 2020, Young Researcher at the Heildburg Laureate Forum 2017and recipient of competitive fellowships such as Google WTM, Anita B. Org Grace Hopper Conference scholarship. ACM SIGCHI Gary Marsden Scholarship, ACM-W scholarship, IEEE Women in Engineering scholarships and many more.