Vision With Biased or Scarce Data


in conjunction with CVPR 2019


With the ever increasing appetite for data in machine learning, we need to face the reality that for many applications, sufficient data may not be available. Even if raw data is plenty, quality labeled data may be scarce, and if it is not, then relevant labeled data for a particular objective function may not be sufficient. The latter is often the case in tail end of the distribution problems, such as recognizing in autonomous driving that a baby stroller is rolling on the street. The event is rare in training and testing data, but certainly highly critical for the objective function of personal and property damage. Even the performance evaluation of such a situation is challenging. One may stage experiments geared towards particular situations, but this is not a guarantee that the staging conforms to the natural distribution of events, and even if, then there are many tail ends in high dimensional distributions, that are by their nature hard to enumerate manually. Recently the issue has been recognized more widely: DARPA for instance announced the program of Learning with Less Labels, that aims to reduce the number of labels required by a million-fold across a wide set of problems, vision included. In addition, there is mounting evidence of societal effects of data-driven bias in artificial intelligence such as in hiring and policy making with implications for non-government organizations as well as corporate social responsibility and governance. In this second workshop we would like to achieve two goals: (1) Raise awareness by having experts from academia, government and industry share about their perspectives, including on the impact of discriminatory biases of AI, and (2) Share the latest and greatest about biased and scarce data problems and solutions by distinguished speakers from academia and industry.

Program

 

 

 

 Start Time  Title  Speaker
     
  08:30 Welcome, Introductory Remarks Jan Ernst (Siemens)
  08:40 Keynote: TBD Animashree Anandkumar (Caltech & NVIDIA)
  09:15 Keynote: TBD Timnit Gebru (Google)
  09:50 Keynote: TBD Devi Parikh (Georgia Tech & Facebook AI Research)
  10:20 Coffee Break  
  10:35 Keynote: TBD Kate Saenko (Boston University)
  11:10 Learning More from Less John R. Smith (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
  11:45 Keynote: TBD Matt Turek (DARPA)
  12:20 Keynote: TBD Chen Karako-Argaman (Shopify)
  12:50 Closing Remarks Jan Ernst
     

 

 

Keynote Speakers




Animashree Anandkumar
Caltech & NVIDIA
 

Timnit Gebru
Google



Devi Parikh
Georgia Tech & Facebook AI Research
 

Kate Saenko
Boston University

 
 

John R. Smith
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

 
 

Matt Turek
DARPA
 

Chen Karako-Argaman
Shopify

 






Organizers

 


 


Ziyan Wu