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  • CAIS Webinar: A Carative Approach to AI Governance

    Thu, Nov 09, 2023 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Kush R. Varshney, IBM Research

    Talk Title: A Carative Approach to AI Governance

    Abstract: In recent times, we often hear a call for the governance of AI systems, but what does that really mean? In this talk, I will first adopt a control theory perspective to explain governance that determines the reference input via value alignment, data scientists acting as the controller to meet the values in a machine learning system, and facts captured in transparent documentation as the feedback signal. I will then adopt a nursing theory perspective to explain how the control theory perspective lacks caring and the need for a carative approach that starts with the real world problem as experienced by the most vulnerable people. I will conclude with an example of a project on using machine learning to evaluate applicants for home solar panel systems in rural India.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Kush R. Varshney is a distinguished research scientist and senior manager at IBM Research -“ T. J. Watson Research Center where he leads the Trustworthy Machine Intelligence department and the IBM Science for Social Good initiative

    Register for the Zoom webinar here: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p39kMQKnTaKdaJRKNox5uQ

    Host: CAIS

    More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p39kMQKnTaKdaJRKNox5uQ

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p39kMQKnTaKdaJRKNox5uQ

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