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Friday, June 7, 2019

Simons Institute Workshop — Wrong at the Root: Racial Bias and the Tension Between Numbers and Words in Non-Internet Data

Workshop | June 5 – 7, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Artificially intelligent systems extrapolate from historical training data. While the training process is robust to “noisy” data, systematically biased data will inexorably lead to biased systems. The emerging field of algorithmic fairness seeks interventions to blunt the downstream effects of data bias. Initial work has focused on classification and prediction algorithms.

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Immigration Reform in Californian Agriculture and the Tech Industry

Conference/Symposium | June 7 | 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

The workshop aims to discuss the consequences of both labor shortages and immigration policies in Californian agriculture and the tech industry. Particular attention will be paid to the H2A and H1B guest worker programs and their consequences for employers, employees and the industries more broadly. The workshop seeks to identify policies that benefit all stakeholders.