The call for papers for the Fourth Black In AI conference is out! Submissions are due on October 2.
If you’re not familiar with the Black In AI conference, its primary goal is to promote and sustain the development of Black and African researchers in the data science, machine learning, and AI communities. From the website:
Black in AI is a place for sharing ideas, fostering collaborations and discussing initiatives to increase the presence of Black people in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
Some important context: the field of AI is grappling with pervasive Anti-Blackness, and efforts like Black In AI are needed now more than ever.
Now that I’ve given some background, here’s a an excerpt from the call for papers
We invite submissions for the Fourth Black in AI Workshop (co-located with NeurIPS). Both the Black in AI workshop and the NeurIPS conference will be held in a virtual (online) format.
We welcome research papers, position papers, survey papers, vision papers, or, papers that inform about neglected/abandoned areas of study where AI could be impactful. Papers may introduce new theory, methodology, applications or product demonstrations. Papers are published in a non-archival format and may have been published in other venues before or be published in other venues in the future. We welcome research papers on the following topics: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Neuroscience, Deep Learning, Knowledge Reasoning, Machine Learning, Multi-agent Systems, Statistical Reasoning, Computational Theory, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining and, Robotics. We also welcome papers about applications of AI to Health, Education, Fairness, Ethics and, Transparency in AI, AI & Arts, AI & Politics, etc.
We encourage all Black and/or African researchers in areas related to AI to submit their work. The work should include at least one Black and/or African researcher either as main author or co-author.
The planning committee is particularly interested in encouraging participation from important communities — researchers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the many activists that have been confronting the use of facial recognition in policing, the many citizen data scientists who’ve been tracking racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths, the Afrofuturist philosophers theorizing a new world — whose voices are so important in developing the kinds of technologies that are relevant to the lives of the people of the African diaspora.
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