Workshop: Indigenous in AI

Michael Running Wolf, Shawn Tsosie, Caleb Moses, Caroline Running Wolf

2020-12-10T12:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-10T14:10:00-08:00
Abstract: This is Indigenous in AI's inaugural event!

Indigenous In AI’s vision is to build an international community of Native, Aboriginal, and First Nations who will collectively transform their home communities with advanced technology. By elevating the voices of Indigenous ML researchers we will inspire future impactful work and break stereotypes. Additionally, this group will strive to educate the broader NeurIPS on contemporary indigenous issues relevant to information technology and practices.



Chat is not available.


2020-12-10T12:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-10T12:10:00-08:00
Welcome to Indigenous In AI!
Michael Running Wolf
2020-12-10T12:10:00-08:00 - 2020-12-10T12:40:00-08:00
Indigenous ASR - recognising more than speech
Keoni Mahelona, Peter-Lucas K Jones
Speech recognition technologies are rapidly evolving and improving, but the technologies only work for mainstream languages. One primary challenge for indigenous communities wanting to use these tools is obtaining enough digitised, labeled data. We demonstrate how Te Hiku Media overcame this barrier by collecting more than 300 hours of labeled speech corpus in just 10 days. This enabled us to build the first automatic speech recogniser (ASR) for te reo Māori using DeepSpeech. We now use ASR to accelerate the transcription of native speaker archives. Our journey is one of community, trust, and sovereignty.
2020-12-10T12:40:00-08:00 - 2020-12-10T12:50:00-08:00
Keynote QA
Michael Running Wolf
2020-12-10T12:50:00-08:00 - 2020-12-10T13:20:00-08:00
Indigenous Data Sovereignty Breakout
Caroline Running Wolf
A guided small group discussion led by Caroline Running Wolf
2020-12-10T13:20:00-08:00 - 2020-12-10T13:50:00-08:00
Indigenous Technological Sovereignty
Jason Lewis
How do we think of Indigenous presence in Artificial Intelligence research, development and deployment beyond concepts of equity, diversity and inclusion? These issues of representation are important, but of equal importance is understanding how Indigenous knowledge frameworks can contribute important insights into how to design, build and use AI systems so that they are better able to contribute to the flourishing of all our relations—human and non-human. This talk will build on work related to the Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence Workshops to highlight what might be possible once Indigenous designers are in charge of creating AI.
2020-12-10T13:50:00-08:00 - 2020-12-10T14:00:00-08:00
Closing Talk QA
Michael Running Wolf
2020-12-10T14:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-10T14:10:00-08:00
Closing Announcements
Michael Running Wolf
Discuss 2021
2020-12-10T14:10:00-08:00 - 2020-12-10T15:00:00-08:00
Virtual Social Gathering
Shawn Tsosie, Caleb Moses
Open zoom call for attendees to chat.