As part of the Algorithms That Make You Think workshop, we are hosting a reading group on Friday afternoons from March 1, 2019 through April 05, 2019 (inclusive!). We will meet from 3:30pm-4:30pm on Fridays at the Moss Arts Center in the Learning Observation Room (Moss 251). Our readings and summaries are listed here.
Location: Moss Arts Center in the Learning Observation Room (Moss 251)
Remote Join: Zoom Link
Time: Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
- 03/01/19 – Facilitated by Mike Horning [Summary]
- Fairness and Abstraction in Sociotechnical Systems, by Selbst et al., 2019
- 03/08/19 – Facilitated by Andrea Kavanaugh [Summary]
- How the Machine “Thinks”: Understanding opacity in machine learning algorithms, by Burrell, 2016.
- 03/15/19 Spring Break (no meeting)
- 03/22/19 – Facilitated by Chris North [Summary]
- Interacting with Predictions: Visual inspection of black-box machine learning models, by Krause, Perer, Ng, 2016
- Seq2Seq-VIS: A visual debugging tool for sequence-to-sequence models, by Strobell… Perer, et al., 2018.
- 03/29/19 – Facilitated by Tanu Mitra [Summary]
- Feedvis: A path for exploring news feed curation algorithms by Eslami … Sandvig, et al., 2015
- Can Algorithms be Unethical? by Sandvig, 2015
- “I always assumed I wasn’t really that close to [her]”: Reasoning about invisible algorithms in news feeds, by Eslami…Sandvig, et al., 2015
- 04/05/19 – AI Needs Social Scientists, by Irving and Askell, 2019 [Summary]
This page will be updated after each reading group day! There will be notes and reflections collected for each set of readings. Many thanks to those who contribute both reading recommendations and their time to come and discuss these readings.
For more information, please contact Tim Stelter <tstelter [AT] vt [DOT] edu> or Andrea Kavanaugh <kavan [AT] vt [DOT] edu>.