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Events for July 30, 2020

  • NL Seminar-A Typology of Ethical Risks in Language Technology with an Eye Towards Where Transparent Documentation Can Help

    Thu, Jul 30, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Information Sciences Institute

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Emily Bender, University of Washington

    Talk Title: A Typology of Ethical Risks in Language Technology with an Eye Towards Where Transparent Documentation Can Help

    Series: NL Seminar

    Abstract: People are impacted by language technology in various ways: as direct users of the technology (by choice or otherwise), and indirectly, including as the subject of queries, as the subject of stereotypes, and as contributors to corpora. In these roles, risks are borne differentially by different speaker populations, depending on how well the technology works for their language varieties. This talk explores strategies for mitigating these risks based on transparent documentation of training data.

    Biography: Emily M. Bender is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Washington and the Faculty Director of the Professional Masters in Computational Linguistics CLMS program. Her research interests include the interaction of linguistics and NLP, computational semantics, multilingual NLP, and the societal impact of language technology.

    Host: Jon May and Mozhdeh Gheini

    More Info: https://nlg.isi.edu/nl-seminar/

    Webcast: https://youtu.be/WIChyzXVNLY

    Location: Information Science Institute (ISI) - Virtual Only

    WebCast Link: https://youtu.be/WIChyzXVNLY

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Petet Zamar

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  • Repeating EventVirtual First-Year Admission Information Session

    Thu, Jul 30, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions


    Our virtual information session is a live presentation from a USC Viterbi admission counselor designed for high school students and their family members to learn more about the USC Viterbi undergraduate experience.Our session will cover an overview of our undergraduate engineering programs, the application process, and more on student life.Guests will be able to ask questions and engage in further discussion toward the end of the session.

    Please register here!

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

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