202302 Oct

Pioneer Centre Talk: Why Fostering Inclusive NLP needs More Inclusion


Before Anne Lauscher, Associate Professor of Data Science at the University of Hamburg will speak at the CS4ALL Network meeting, she will deliver a talk at the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence. However, they still exhibit critical shortcomings, in particular, they are exclusive to speakers of potentially marginalized groups underrepresented in our (annotated) training data. In this talk, I will outline current issues relating to cultural and subcultural exclusion, and then try to provide a critique of inclusive data set creation practices drawing on a decolonial perspective. Lacking a final conclusion, I will point to interdisciplinary research and mixed-method approaches as beneficial tools for our ongoing epistemic quest. For instance, in 2021, Anne received the Maria Gräfin von Linden-Award in life sciences/ STEM, which honors outstanding female researchers in the German State of Baden-Württemberg, and in 2022, she was nominated for the Dissertation Award of the German Informatics Society and named as one of the "100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics for 2023".

Source: Ku