2020 Digging DEEPer Events

This year the conversations are coming to you, wherever you are. We are going online with We Count, Future of Work Digging DEEPer Series activities and events from October 2020 to October 2021 (yes a whole year!).

Date & Time (EST)Description
November 3, 2020
1:30 PM – 3 PM
Risks and Opportunities of AI, Smart Systems and Automation for Employment of Persons with Disabilities
Panelist will give an introduction to AI and Machine Learning with a focus on concerns for persons with disabilities and employment. Registration form
November 18 & 25, 2020
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Introduction to Coding to Learn and Create Project
Learn how Coding to Learn and Create is working to empower all learners to be creators of their digital worlds, to express themselves using code and art, and to apply these skills to other areas of learning and daily life. Not just learning to code, but coding to learn and create.
November 17, 2020
1:30 PM – 3 PM
Identifying and Addressing Bias in Machine Learning Models on Selection of Candidates from a Policy Perspective
The panelists will discuss how machine learning models can carry bias on selecting candidates, affecting persons with disabilities and other individual differences. Registration Form
November 24, 2020
2 PM – 3 PM
Coding to Learn and Create Workshop 
Join us for a co-design activity that focuses on coding education approaches.
December 1, 2020
1:30 PM – 3 PM
How to Make Artificial Intelligence Inclusive for Hiring and HR
Panelists will highlight some of the potential problems that arise from AI in the hiring process and brainstorm ideas to make this process more inclusive for persons with disabilities. Registration Form
December 9, 2020
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Future Imaginary: Strategies for Building Indigenous Possibilities
Join us for a presentation from Jason Lewis. Registration Form
Date TBC
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Documentary Screening: Coded Bias (To be confirmed)
CODED BIAS explores the fallout of MIT media lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. https://www.codedbias.com/about
TBDDiscussion: The Metric Society and Surveillance
Join us for a discussion with author, Steffan Mau and other panelists.
October 21, 2020
10:30 AM – 12 PM
AI-Powered Mobile Assistive Technology Apps Risks and Benefits
Work Groups from the AI-Powered Mobile Assistive Technology Apps: Risks and Benefits workshop will discuss their findings with guest speaker Dr. Roger Melko as a further exploration of assistive technologies and artificial intelligence.