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Trustworthy Algorithmic Ranking Systems at WSDM 2023

Tutorial co-authored by Emilia Gómez, lead scientist of ECAT, during the 16th ACM International WSDM Conference

WSDM (pronounced "wisdom") is one of the premier conferences on web-inspired research involving search and data mining. The 16th ACM International WSDM Conference will take place in Singapore (in-person conference with virtual elements), during February 27 to March 3, 2023.

The tutorials will take place during the 27th of February, 2023. 

Trustworthy Algorithmic Ranking Systems tutorial

Duration: Half-Day (PM)

Summary: This tutorial aims at providing its audience an interdisciplinary overview about the topics of fairness and non-discrimination, diversity, and transparency as the main dimensions of trustworthy AI systems, tailored to algorithmic ranking systems such as search engines and recommender systems. We will equip the mostly technical audience of WSDM with the necessary understanding of the ethical implications of their research and development on the one hand, and of recent political and legal regulations that address the aforementioned dimensions on the other hand. While the tutorial foremost takes a European perspective, because EU regulation is at the forefront of elaborating guidelines for ethical and trustworthy AI, we also review initiatives outside of Europe, in particular in the US and China. Since ensuring non-discrimination, diversity, and transparency in retrieval and recommendation systems is a global endeavor in which academic institutions and companies in different parts of the world collaborate, this tutorial is relevant also to researchers and practitioners in countries that do not regulate AI technologies yet, in particular since we are experiencing more and more of such regulations recently. The tutorial, therefore, targets both academic scholars as well as practitioners around the globe, by reviewing recent research and providing practical examples addressing one or more of the trustworthiness aspects, and showcasing how new regulations affect the audience’s daily work.

Presenters: Markus Schedl (Johannes Kepler University and Linz Institue of Technology), Emilia Gómez (European Commission, Joint Research Centre and Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Elisabeth Lex (Graz University of Technology)

  • artificial intelligence
  • Monday 27 February 2023, 13:30 - 17:00 (CET)
  • External event

Practical information

Monday 27 February 2023, 13:30 - 17:00 (CET)
WSDM 2023 Conference
16th ACM International WSDM Conference