We Robot 2020 | Virtual Edition | Program

We Robot 2020 Virtual Edition

Reinvented in the times of COVID-19, We Robot 2020 will be held virtually on September 22-25, 2020.

We have received a fantastic slate of paper and poster submissions and we remain committed to providing the authors of the submissions with the highest quality feedback, as is quintessential of We Robot conferences. To this end, we have decided to deliver the conference asynchronously online, using pre-recorded author/discussant sessions. 

The virtual conference will consist of three live events, a poster gallery, and pre-recorded session with live conversation on Twitter and YouTube.

Live Events

 

Tuesday,      
September 22

17:00 EST

We Robot 2020 Virtual Edition Launch Event

Hosted by Florian Martin-Bariteau, Jason Millar and Katie Szilagyi (We Robot Co-Chairs)

Recording #WeRobot2020 Twitter Conversation

Thursday,
September 24

20:00 EST
17:00 PST

We Robot 2020 Virtual Happy Hour

Hosted by Ryan Calo and Sue Glueck

 

Join Ryan Calo and Sue "Robot Cat Lady" Glueck for a We Robot virtual happy hour. Sue and Ryan encourage you to bring your own drink AND an original robot law haiku---five, seven, and five syllables and a Kigo (reference to the seasons). The best haiku will receive a secret prize.

Friday,
September 25

17:00 EST

We Robot 2020 Virtual Edition Closing Event

Hosted by Florian Martin-Bariteau, Jason Millar and Katie Szilagyi (We Robot Co-Chairs)
Featuring Michael Froomkin and Ryan Calo (We Robot Co-Creators)

 

The We Robot Program Committee will announce the winners of the paper and poster awards (including the Ian R. Kerr Robotnik Memorial Award for an Emerging Scholar) along with plans for We Robot 2021 (the 10-year anniversary of We Robot!).

 

Recording  #WeRobot2020 Twitter Conversation

Connection details will automatically be sent to people who had registered for We Robot 2020 in April. You can ask to be added to the list by sending an email to werobot@uottawa.ca. Registration is free.

Poster Gallery

We have received a fantastic slate of poster submissions. Successful posters are available on the website:

 

Discover the We Robot 2020 poster on our virtual gallery! 

 

We will announce the We Robot 2020 Poster Award winner during the live event on Friday, September 25 (see details above).

Paper Sessions

Over the summer, we worked with authors and discussants to record virtual We Robot paper sessions and panels. Thanks to the hard work of our conference community, we will be able to offer a taste of the spirited We Robot discussion that we all love. In the We Robot tradition, the videos feature a discussant presenting the author’s work and offering constructive thoughts and improvements. The author then responds to the discussant’s feedback and an engaged conversation ensues.

 

See all videos on YouTube

The videos will be made available on YouTube at the date and time listed below.

 

Conference participants will be able to comment and exchange thoughts and ideas in the comments section of the video. We welcome constructive comments on YouTube (where the videos will be hosted) and Twitter (where the videos will be shared with a broader audience).

We will announce the We Robot 2020 paper awards winner during the live event on Friday, September 25 (see details above).

 

Premiere         

Session

Wed. 23

9:15 EST

Beyond “In the Loop”: On The Role of Meaningful Human Control in High-Stakes Machine-Human Partnerships

Liam G. McCoy (University of Toronto), Jacquelyn Burkell, Dallas Card, Brent Davis, Judy Gichoya, Sophie Le Page, and David Madras

Discussant: Peter Asaro (The New School)

Video recording and conversation on YouTube  #BeyondInTheLoop Twitter conversation

Wed. 23

11:15 EST

Panel Session “Legal Liability and Accountability”

Discussant: Ann Bartow (University of New Hampshire)

 

Bridging the liability gap using human-centered legal design: three scenarios to apply the liability from social contact 
Silvia De Conca (University of Tilburg)

A Law & Economics Approach Regulatory Accountability for Intelligent and Automated Systems: Coordinating Multiple Governance Mechanisms
Adam Hill (University of California, Berkeley)

Missing the Unintended Forest despite the Deliberately Planted Trees: Reasonable Foreseeability and Legal Recognition of Platform Algorithm- Facilitated Emergent Systemic Harm to Marginalized Communities
Cynthia Khoo (University of Ottawa)

Explaining the Punishment/Liability Gap of AI and Robots
Kyungsin Park (Korea University), Gabriel Lima, Meeyoung Cha, and Chihyung Jeon

 

Video recording and conversation on YouTube  #LegalLiabilityAI Twitter conversation

Wed. 23

13:15 EST

Dual Session “Facial Recognition and Identity Manipulation”

Discussant: Woodrow Hartzog (Northeastern University)

 

Identity Manipulation: Responding to advances in artificial intelligence and robotics 
Suzie Dunn (University of Ottawa) 

Legitimate Uses of Facial Recognition Technology in Surveillance: Risks to Personal Integrity and Regulatory Challenges Facing the EU
Ruyi Ding (Stockholm University) 

 

Video recording and conversation on YouTube  #IdentityManipulation Twitter conversation

Wed. 23

15:15 EST

Humans in the Loop: Building a Culture of Responsible AI

Jesslyn Dymond (TELUS), Pamela Snively, Elena Novas, and Ivey Chiu

Discussant: AJung Moon (McGill University)

Video recording and conversation on Youtube  #CorporateRespAI Twitter conversation

Thur. 24

9:15 EST

Dual Session “Sentiment Analysis in AI”

Discussant: Osonde Osoba (Pardee RAND Graduate School)

 

Off-the-Shelf Sentiment Analysis: The Ethics of Subjectively Annotated Data and Objectively Measured AI Models
Emily McBain-Ashfield (University of Ottawa), and Jason Millar

The Ethics of Emotion in AI Systems
Luke Stark (Microsoft), and Jesse Hoey 

 

Video recording and conversation on YouTube  #SentimentAnalysis Twitter conversation

Thur. 24

11:15 EST

Reconciling Legal and Technical Approaches to Algorithmic Bias

Alice Xiang (Partnership on AI)

Discussant: Jon Penney (York University)

 

Video recording and conversation on YouTube  #LegalTechBias Twitter conversation

Thur. 24

13:15 EST

Involving Seniors in Developing Privacy Best Practices: Towards Responsible Development of Social Technologies for Seniors

Andrea Slane (Ontario Tech University), Isabel Pedersen, and Patrick Hung

Discussant: Hallie Siegel (University of Toronto Robotics Institute)

 

Video recording and conversation on YouTube  #Robots4Seniors Twitter conversation

Thur. 24

15:15 EST

People Packets and Fairness in the Age of Algorithmically Controlled Mobility Shaping

Jason Millar (University of Ottawa), Elizabeth Gray

Discussant: Bryant Walker-Smith (University of South Carolina)

 

Video recording and conversation on YouTube  #MobilityShaping Twitter conversation

Fri. 25

9:15 EST

Towards Integration of African Priorities into Artificial Intelligence (AI) Policy Agendas

Arthur Gwagwa (Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (CIPIT), Strathmore University, Nairobi), Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Nagla Rizk, Isaac Rutenberg, and Jeremy de Beer 

Discussant: Hugo Cyr (Université du Québec à Montréal)

 

Video recording and conversation on YouTube  #AfricanAIPolicy Twitter conversation

Fri. 25

11:15 EST

Narratives of Artificial Intelligence in a Gendered and Racialized World: Emergence on the African Continent

Laura Foster (Indiana University), Bram Van Wiele, and Tobias Schönwetter

Discussant: Kanta Dihal (University of Cambridge)

 

Video recording and conversation on YouTube  #AfricanNarrativesAI Twitter conversation 

Fri. 25

13:15 EST

Administrative Law and the Governance of Automated Decision-Making: A Critical Look at Canada’s Directive on Automated Decision-Making

Teresa Scassa (University of Ottawa)

Discussant: Jennifer Raso (University of Alberta)

 

Video recording and conversation on YouTube  #AIAdminLaw Twitter conversation

Fri. 25

15:15 EST

Sextech, Fantasy and Law: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb(shell)

Lara Karaian (Carleton University)

Discussant: Kate Devlin (King's College London)

Video recording and conversation on YouTube  #SexTechPolicy Twitter conversation

We Robot 2020 Awards

 

We Robot Best Poster

Best overall poster submitted to We Robot 2020.

 

We Robot Best Paper

Best overall paper selected for We Robot 2020.

 

Honourable Mentions:

We Robot Ian R. Kerr Robotnik Memorial Award for the Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar

Best paper written by an emerging scholar, or by a group where the first author is an emerging scholar.

 

 

About We Robot 2020
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