Events: Informations- och kommunikationsteknik events at Chalmers University of TechnologyWed, 13 Jan 2021 16:36:47 +0100 Talks with Kerrie Mengersen<p>Zoom</p><p></p>​<span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"></span><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;background-color:initial">​Februrary 3, 2021, 10:</span><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;background-color:initial">00-11:00 pm (Swedish time)</span><div><div><div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:14px">Online, Zoom</div> <div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:14px"><br /></div> <div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:14px"><b>Zoom: </b><a href="">Sign up for the AI Talks mailing list​</a></div> <div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:14px"><b>Youtube:</b> <a href=""></a> </div> <div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:14px"> </div> <div><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:16px;font-weight:600;background-color:initial">Title: </span><font face="open sans"><span style="font-size:16px"><b><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial">Calling all Citizen Scientists: using Bayesian Statistics to advance public input into scientific analysis</span></b></span></font></div> <div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:14px"> </div></div> <span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"></span><div><div><div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"></div> <div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:16px"></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"><span style="font-weight:700">Abstract:</span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"> </span><span></span><span style="background-color:initial"><font face="open sans">Many scientific projects are benefitting strongly from the contribution of information by community members. For example, citizen scientists might classify arrays of ecological images or express risks about medical or social outcomes under hypothetical scenarios. However, these data can pose challenges for the scientist and analyst. Three such challenges are how to elicit the required information when this is in the form of expressed opinions, how to combine these opinions, and how to evaluate the credibility of crowd-sourced data. </font></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial"><font face="open sans">In this presentation, I will describe the efforts of members of our research team to address these challenges, and set this work in the context of a number of case studies that motivate the research. In particular, I will focus on the use of Bayesian models to frame the problem, incorporate the various sources of information and express the desired probabilistic outcomes. These approaches include Bayesian Networks, spatial measurement-error and item-response models, and meta-analysis. </font></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial"><font face="open sans">This research has been undertaken in collaboration with a range of colleagues who will be acknowledged in the presentation.</font></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p></div></div> <div><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:16px"></span><div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:20px">About the speaker</span><br /></div> <div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"><span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;font-size:20px"><br /></span> </div> <div><font face="open sans"><img class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/CHAIR/events/Kerrie%20Mengersen.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 10px;width:180px;height:253px" />Kerrie Mengersen is a Distinguished Professor in Statistics at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. She is the Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Mathematical Frontiers and the Director of the QUT Centre for Data Science. </font><font face="open sans"><br /></font></div> <div> </div> <div><font face="open sans">Distinguished Professor </font><font face="open sans">Mengersen is acknowledged to be one of the leading researchers in her discipline. </font><font face="open sans">Her research interests are in mathematical statistics and its application to substantive challenges in health, environment and industry, with particular focus on Bayesian methods. Professor Mengersen is also an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and a member of the Statistical Society of Australia and the IMS, ASA, RSS, ISBA and ISI.</font><span></span><br /></div> <div> </div> <div style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;"><a href=""></a></div> <div><br /></div> <span style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;;font-size:16px"></span></div></div> Ethics online: Refracting social norms through AI<p>Zoom</p><p>AI Ethics seminar with Ericka Johnson, professor of gender and society, Linköping University.</p><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Refracting social norms through AI</h2> <div>When new technologies are introduced to a social context they can be used as metaphorical lenses to help us see and become aware of norms and values that otherwise go unarticulated and unnoticed. AI works this way, too. This seminar starts with a discussion of how technologies can be used to make visible social norms and then moves to some specific examples taken from AI to ask what values (held by which actors) are becoming enrolled and enacted in the introduction and development of the technology. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="">Link to registration</a>.</div> <div>Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>You can find previous AI Ethics-seminars on Youtube.</div> <div><a href=""></a></div>