SIKS-course “Responsible AI”


On the Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons of June 21-22 and 28-29, 2022, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes a new course on “Responsible AI” in cooperation with the Hybrid Intelligence Centre. This two-day course will be divided over four afternoons and will take place online. The course will be given in English and is part of the Educational Program for SIKS PhD candidates. It is a course with a broad focus, aimed at all SIKS PhD candidates regardless of the research area they are actually working on. Although this course is primarily intended for SIKS PhD candidates, other participants are not excluded. However, their admittance will be restricted and depends on the number of SIKS PhD candidates who wish to enroll.

AI technologies play an increasingly important part of our lives in many domains such as health and wellbeing, smart cities, social media, energy, art and culture, and robotics. Considering this pervasiveness and impact of AI on our society, it is more important than ever that AI researchers understand this context and can translate this understanding into development of AI technologies and methods that meet the needs and opportunities of people and societies. In this course we address several dimensions of Responsible and Trustworthy AI, such as AI governance; bias, non-discrimination & fairness; privacy & data ethics; and human-AI interaction. We approach these topics through an integrated treatment of technical, ethical, legal and societal aspects, as well as practical considerations. The course will include exercises to allow participants to reflect on responsibility aspects of their own and others’ research.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 13.00-17.00 hrs
Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 13.00-17.00 hrs
Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 13.00-17.00 hrs
Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 13.00-17.00 hrs

Prof. dr. Rineke Verbrugge (RUG)
Dr. Birna van Riemsdijk (UT)


Tuesday 21 June: Introduction to Responsible AI
13:00-13:15 Rineke Verbrugge and Richard Starmans: Introduction
13:15-14:45 Virginia Dignum: Introduction to Responsible AI: What is it and why care?
15:00-16:00 Sven Nyholm: Introduction to AI Ethics
16:15-17:00 Marieke Peeters: Applied Responsible AI in Government and Business Organisations.

Wednesday 22 June: AI Governance, data ethics & privacy
13:00-14:15 Virginia Dignum, Andreas Theodorou and Mattias Brännström: Protostrategos, a game about responsibility and stakeholders
14:30-15:30 Pınar Yolum: AI for privacy
15:45-17:00 Carles Sierra: Value-aligned norm systems

Tuesday 28 June: Diversity, personalisation and interaction
13:00-14:00 Cynthia Liem: Recommenders, Risk Classification, and Responsible Computing
14:15-15:00 Naomi Jacobs: Capability Sensitive Design for human diversity
15:05-16:00 Exercise
16:15-17:00 Cristina Zaga: Punk Robots, Poetic Chatbots, and Radical Developers: What is Critical about Embodied AI

Wednesday 29 June: Diversity, personalisation and interaction
13:00-13:45 Myrthe Tielman: Value-aware personal agents, eliciting appropriate trust?
14:00-15:00 Laura Hollink: Cultural AI
15:05-16:00 Exercise
16:10-16:55 Marijn Sax: Personalisation and manipulation
16:55-17:00 Closing

Registration for this course is closed.