Participation in AI by groups that are underrepresented in computer science is a fraction of what is needed to have an AI workforce that reflects the diversity in society. Diversity has many facets, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and cultural background.
We would like to invite submissions of proposals for activities that will help broaden participation in the AI field. Activities can range from meetings for specific groups, to panels, workshops to discuss the situation and propose changes, reports on outreach activities, and more.
The AAAI-21 Diversity and Inclusion Program will take place throughout the full conference week, February 2 – 9. A list of events is included below.
AAAI would like to thank its Platinum Sponsors — Amazon and IBM — as well as its Gold Sponsors — Baidu, Google, and Sony — for their generous support, which makes the AAAI Diversity and Inclusion Program possible.
(All times are listed in Pacific Time)
Accelerating the Pipeline of Trailblazing STEM Students
Organizers(s): William Gray-Roncal
February 5, 11:30 – 1:30 PM
Black in AI Social at AAAI-21:
Fireside Chat with Ayanna Howard (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Organizers(s): Tinmit Gebru
February 9, 3:30 – 6:30 PM PST
Gender Identity and AI
Organizers(s): Anita De Waard, Charlie Negri, Bharathi Raja Chakravarthi, Sharone Horowit-Hendler and Andreea Danielescu
Monday, February 8, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM PT
Girls and Grandmothers – Funded!
Organizers(s): Tara Chklovski, Rebecca Anderson and Bryant Gomer
Monday, February 8, 7:00 – 10:30 AM PT
LatinXperiences. Community Building for Latinx researchers
Organizers(s): Andres Munoz Medina, Luz Angelica Caudillo-Mata and Benjamin Sanchez-Lengelin
Thursday, February 4, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
2021 Mid-Career Diversity Virtual Discussion (MIDCAR)
Organizers(s): Rosina Weber and Pablo Rivas
Saturday, February 6, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Queer in AI Social
Organizers(s): Arjun Subramonian, William Agnew
Wednesday, February 3, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Reframing Diversity in AI: Representation, Inclusion and Power
Organizers(s): Stacy Hobson, Lauren Thomas, Kayla Lee, Chinyere Agunwa and Achille Fokoue
Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Scientific Discovery with AI
Organizers(s): Lydia Manikonda and Rui Fan
Tuesday, February 9, 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Organizers(s): Elizabeth Bondi and Alexis Stokes
Tuesday, February 2, 4:00 – 5:00 PM PT
Thursday, February 4, 4:00 – 5:00 PM PT
Friday, February 5, 4:00 – 5:00 PM PT
By invitation only.
Women’s Mentoring Session
Organizers(s): Maria Chang and Elena Zheleva
Friday, February 5, 1:30 – 3:00 PM PT
The Second Workshop on Artificial Intelligence – Diversity, Belonging, Equity, and Inclusion (AIDBEI)
Organizers(s): Deepti Lamba and William Hsu
Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM