Digging DEEPer Events

This year the conversations have been coming to you. Featuring highly knowledgeable guest speakers and engaging discussions, Digging DEEPer events have explored topics such as AI bias, future of work, Indigenous future imaginaries and AI-powered assistive technology. We will be continuing our online We Count Digging DEEPer Series into October 2021.

Upcoming Events

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Digging DEEPer Events

AI and Disability: A Double-Edged Sword

To celebrate one year of We Count, we’re bringing you a special webinar with Wendy Chisholm and Jutta Treviranus that looks at the complex relationship between AI and disability.

July 22, 2021, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

AI and Disability webinar video

The Metric Society and the Unmeasurable

In today’s world, numbers are in the ascendancy, and everything and everybody is measured and evaluated. Join Steffen Mau, Virginia Eubanks and Jutta Treviranus in conversation for an analysis of this pervasive phenomenon.

April 28, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

The Metric Society and the Unmeasurable webinar video

Available badges: Learner

Building Indigenous Future Imaginaries

Based on Jason Lewis’s research-creation work, this webinar will explore the concept of the future imaginary and make an argument as to why it is important that Indigenous people engage in creating them.

December 9, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Building Indigenous Future Imaginaries webinar video

Available badges: Learner

Inclusive AI with nugget.ai

Participants will have the opportunity to gather insights from previous modules and apply them to thinking critically about nugget’s operations as a skills measurement technology company.

December 8, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (EST)

Inclusive AI with nugget.ai workshop video

Inclusive AI for 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.

December 1, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)

Inclusive AI for HR webinar video

Available badges: Learner

Bias in Candidate Selection

Participants will explore policy through a co-design activity with Abhishek Gupta, working in groups to co-create approaches to AI and ML challenges in employment systems.

November 24, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)

Bias in Candidate Selection workshop video

Coding to Learn and Create

Looking for something exciting and creative for your kids in November? Coding to Learn and Create is offering a two-day workshop.

Part 1: November 18, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Part 2: November 25, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

AI Hiring System Policies

Panelists will discuss how machine learning models can carry bias when selecting candidates, affecting persons with disabilities and other individual differences.

November 17, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)

AI Hiring System Policies webinar video and webinar transcript

Available badges: Learner

AI Employment Systems

A group of expert panellists will give an introduction to AI and machine learning with a focus on concerns for persons with disabilities and employment.

November 3, 2020, 1:30 AM – 3:00 PM (EST)

AI Employment Systems webinar video and webinar transcript

Available badges: Learner

AI and AT Apps

AI is rapidly advancing to think like us and to deep dream through machine learning, so how can it be used to improve accessibility? This three-part workshop will dig deeper into the possibilities of AI-powered assistive technology mobile apps.

Part 1: September 23, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Part 2: October 7, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Part 3: October 21, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

AI and AT Apps webinar video

Available badges: Learner, Brainstormer, Communicator

Accessible Surveys

A conversation on accessible survey platforms, hosted by the Inclusive Design Research Centre. Join the discussion with David Berman, Roland Van Oostveen, Pina D’Intino, Julia Foster, Sarah Stadder Wise, Michelle Borgal, and members of the inclusive design community.

August 4, 2020, 2:00 – 3:30 PM (EST)

Bias In, Bias Out

Dr. Toon Calders (University of Antwerp) explains how predictions made using data mining and algorithms can affect population subgroups differently.

July 8, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EST)

Bias In, Bias Out webinar video

Available badges: Learner