Responsible AI: Tackling Biases and Other Challenges in Machine Learning
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In this talk we will discuss the intricate balance of biases and explainability in the field of machine learning (ML). We commence with an exploration of the statistical decision theory framework, setting the stage for understanding the pivotal trade-off between bias and variance in predictive analysis. This foundational discussion underscores how these elements affect the accuracy and reliability of ML models across various applications.

We then address the challenge of non-representative data in AI, how such data can skew model performance, leading to inaccurate predictions and biases. We will dissect the causes of this issue, ranging from biased sampling to historical biases and data shifts over time. This section will explore strategies to identify and mitigate such biases, ensuring that ML models produce fair and equitable outcomes.

The latter part of the talk is devoted to the critical topics of explainability and interpretability in AI. We will examine current methodologies and best practices to enhance the transparency of AI systems. This talk aims to not only highlight the challenges but also showcase actionable solutions and best practices for developing AI systems that are fair, accurate, and transparent. The goal is to foster a future where AI is not only powerful and efficient but also responsible and aligned with societal values.
Date: 15 January 2024, 12:45 (Monday, 1st week, Hilary 2024)
Venue: 15 Norham Gardens, 15 Norham Gardens OX2 6PY
Venue Details: Seminar Room K/L and online
Speaker: Dr Muntazir Abidi (Habib University)
Organising department: Department of Education
Organiser: Dr Lars-Erik Malmberg (University of Oxford)
Part of: Quantitative Methods Hub - Seminar Programme HT 2024
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editors: Hannah Freeman, Heather Sherkunov