NLDL Events 2023: Industry & Diversity in AI

NORA is currently collaborating with the UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Visual Intelligence to host two side events for the upcoming Northern Lights Deep Learning Conference, which will take place at UiT on the 10-12th of January 2023. We are planning to host two separate side events on the 10th of January, namely an industry event - Connecting Norwegian AI Research to Industry - and a Diversity in AI event.

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Industry Event : Connecting Norwegian AI Research to Industry

The Industry Event is organized as a side event of Northern Lights Deep Learning Conference NLDL is a conference organized by SFI Visual Intelligence, hosted by UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

The Industry event will address important subjects such as why artificial intelligence is important for industry, how AI can provide additional value to industry, the problems that AI can potentially solve and how academia and industry should collaborate on facilitating the safe and sustainable use of AI. The event will consist of four short key notes given by experts in the field, and end with a panel discussion. 

Program:

Jan 10th, 13:00-15:00, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Time

Activity

13:00-13:10

Welcome

13:10-13:30

Keynote 1: Malin Rygg, Director of the for Universal Design of ICT 

13:30-13:50

Keynote 2: Signe Riemer Sørensen, Research Manager, SINTEF

13:50-14:10

Keynote 3: Davide Roverso, Chief Analytics Officer, eSmart Systems

14:10-14:20

Break 

14:20-15:00

Panel Discussion 

- Malin Rygg, Director of the for Universal Design of ICT 

- Signe Riemer Sørensen, Research Manager, SINTEF

- Davide Roverso, Chief Analytics Officer, eSmart Systems

- Jonas Nordhaug Myhre, Senior Researcher, NORCE

About the speakers: 

  • Malin Rygg, Director of the for Universal Design of ICT

Malin Rygg has been head of the Authority for universal design of ICT at Digdir since 2013. The Authority is responsible for following up regulations on the universal design of ICT solutions, linked to the Equality and Discrimination Act. Rygg is a lawyer with experience from, among others, the Norwegian Competition Authority and has previously worked as a lawyer and judge.

  • Signe Riemer-Sørensen, Research Manager, SINTEF

Signe Riemer-Sørensen is Research Manager for Analytics and AI at Sintef. Signe's main research fields are Explainable AI (XAI), hybrid modelling and reinforcement learning. At Sintef, Signe is part of many projects, often in close collaboration with well-known international companies. In her projects, she has used machine learning and AI to solve real-world issues such as reduced emission of climate gasses.

She has written many academic articles, has taken part in conferences, and has given lectures on data science, machine learning, and AI.

  • Davide Roversero, Chief Analytics Officer, eSmart Systems

Davide holds a PhD in Computing Science. He has 30+ years’ experience in the field of Machine Learning and AI, with applications in diagnostics, prognostics, condition monitoring, and early fault detection in complex processes, in sectors ranging from energy to medicine and environmental monitoring. He has authored over 100 publications in international journals, conference proceedings and edited books. He is currently Chief Analytics Officer at eSmart Systems where he leads the AI and Analytics department.

  • Jonas Myhre, Senior Research Scientist, NORCE

Jonas Nordhaug Myhre is a senior research scientist in the group for drones and autonomous systems at NORCE and the co-founder of abdera.ai. He is currently working on applied machine learning and computer vision for industrial applications.  

 


Diversity in AI

The Diversity in AI Event is organized as a side event of Northern Lights Deep Learning Conference (NLDL).  NLDL is a conference organized by SFI Visual Intelligence, hosted by UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The Diversity in AI event is organized by PhD fellows from the Visual Intelligence Graduate School in collaboration with NORA. 

In Norway, public institutions, academia and industry should  actively strive to improve the position of and increase the visibility of women within the field of AI and tech. By increasing the visibility of women actively contributing in the field of AI in Norway, we can together inspire a more inclusive agenda within the otherwise male-dominated field of AI and ensure equal access and equal opportunities for future generations. Our collective goal should be to bring awareness by promoting female role models, and by portraying the breadth of opportunities for AI in society at large. The Diversity in AI event is organized by PhD students from the research centre Visual Intelligence (which is organizing NLDL) and in collaboration with the Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium (NORA). During this Diversity in AI segment, we will bring together representatives from industry, public administration and research to address the gender disparity in AI in Norway and the world today, and discuss initiatives to ensure inclusivity and diversity in AI for the future.

Program:

Jan 10th, 15:00-17:00, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Time

Activity

15:00-15:05

Welcome

15:05-15:25

Keynote 1: Dr. Erin Young, Research Fellow, Alan Turing Institute

“Gender Bias in AI: Women in Data Science and AI at The Alan Turing Institute”

15:25-15:45

Keynote 2: Sumeet Singh Patpatia, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging hos Schibsted

15:45-16:05

Keynote 3: Dr. Michaela van der Schaar, Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine at the University of Cambridge

16:05-16:25 

Keynote 4: Manav Rihel Kumar, CEO of the Diversity Index

"Releasing diversity potential - why representation is not enough"

16:25-17:00

Panel discussion

17:00-18:00

Food & networking

About the speakers: 

  • Michaela van der Schaar, Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine at the University of Cambridge

Mihaela van der Schaar is the John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute in London. In addition to leading the van der Schaar Lab, Mihaela is founder and director of the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine (CCAIM). Mihaela was elected IEEE Fellow in 2009. She has received numerous awards, including the Oon Prize on Preventative Medicine from the University of Cambridge (2018), a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2004), 3 IBM Faculty Awards, the IBM Exploratory Stream Analytics Innovation Award, the Philips Make a Difference Award and several best paper awards, including the IEEE Darlington Award.

Mihaela is personally credited as inventor on 35 USA patents (the majority of which are listed here), many of which are still frequently cited and adopted in standards. She has made over 45 contributions to international standards for which she received 3 ISO Awards. In 2019, a Nesta report determined that Mihaela was the most-cited female AI researcher in the U.K.

She has written many academic articles, has taken part in conferences, and has given lectures on data science, machine learning, and AI.

  • Camilla Brekke, Prorektor, UiT

Camilla Brekke received the Cand. Mag. (BSc) and Cand. Scient. (MSc), in informatics, and Ph.D. degrees in remote sensing and image analysis from the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, in 1998, 2001, and 2008, respectively. She is a full Professor with the Department of Physics and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway. She was (2018 – 2021) Vice-Dean Research at the Faculty of Science and Technology, UiT, and Deputy Centre Leader (2019 – 2021) at Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (CIRFA). Since 2021, Brekke is Pro-Rector for Research and Development at UiT.

  • Erin Young, Research Fellow, Alan Turing Institute

Dr Erin Lorelie Young is a Research Fellow in the Public Policy programme at The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s National Institute for Data Science and AI. She has a Ph.D. (D.Phil) from the University of Oxford, where she studied the socio-technical practices of interdisciplinary R&D projects. Prior to joining the Turing, Erin was an H-STAR Visiting Researcher at Stanford University, and a Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute. Erin has also held positions as a Consultant at the United Nations in Paris, Kantar in London, and Thomson Reuters in New York City. She holds an MSc (Distinction) from the University of Oxford in Education (Learning and Technology), and a BA from the University of Cambridge

  • Manav Rihel Kumar, CEO Diversity Index

Manav Rihel Kumar is the CEO of The Diversity Index, a company that measures companies' diversity maturity and their ability to create inclusion across diversity types to create business value. He has a background in business management and leadership development from the Armed Forces. Manav has previously worked as the head of the customer center for OneCall and MyCall, and was responsible for the IT portfolio for Telia Consumer. Manav is a co-owner of Seema.


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