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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Talk: Improving Online Conversations

Interesting application idea.   Improving conversation is a great idea.  But I have often seen related approaches to essentially define 'good', as agreeing with me.   Will this be able to temper interaction to make it meaningful, or will conversational AI go the way of 'correcting' my speech?

CSIG (Cognitive Systems Institute Group)  

Talk Title: Improving On-Line Conversations through Machine Learning 
Speaker: Marie Pellat, Google   Oct 4, 2018 - 10:30-11am US Eastern 

Abstract: Having a healthy discussion online is difficult. The sad reality of internet today is that people are harassed into suicide,  journalists are threatened into silence, hate speech is normalized and sometimes organized. Approximately 1/4 of women face sexual  harassment online and are physically threatened. Over the last few years, many organizations have simply turned off their comments  sections as they became to hard to moderate. How can technology help? This talk will cover how the Conversation-Ai team at Google has  used deep learning techniques to help improve conversations online. We will also discuss the limitations of machine learning algorithms with respect to unintended bias and go over some mitigation techniques. 

Bio: Marie grew up in Paris and completed a BS in Mathematics and Physics at the Ecole Polytechnique. She later moved to California to complete a MS at Stanford University. After a couple years working on the ML team at Nest, Marie transferred to another Google bet called Jigsaw where she works on language models using artificial intelligence techniques and with the goal of improving conversations  online. 

Zoom meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/7371462221 
Zoom Callin: (415) 762-9988 or (646) 568-7788 Meeting id 7371462221 
Zoom International Numbers: https://zoom.us/zoomconference 
Thu, Oct 4, 10:30am US Eastern https://zoom.us/j/7371462221 
More Details Here : http://cognitive-science.info/community/weekly-update/    (Slides and recording here) 

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