Lourdes Ovando and Daisy Mayorga - Navigating Bias: From Hiring to Digital Identity
In our increasingly digital world, biases can have a profound impact on our everyday lives, influencing everything from the job opportunities we receive to how we perceive ourselves in the online realm. This thought-provoking talk, “Navigating Bias: From Hiring to Digital Identity,” delves into the pervasive nature of bias and its implications.
Michael Solati - Bridging the Gap: Crafting Native Experiences w Web APis
Together we'll explore the power of the web platform, its APIs, and how to use them to create standout web experiences. We'll dig deep into the magic they bring to web experiences, like building a music player, using a Bluetooth controller to play a game and more! No matter your experience level, join us for a practical and lively demo on the untapped potential of the web platform and discover how you can make your next web project not just functional but genuinely captivating.
10 minutes longer break than in-between the sessions
Laiylaly Mandujano - Biases in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) Systems
Automatic speech recognition systems are becoming more common in our day to day lives, from our homes, to our cars and even our fridges. As this type of tech becomes prevalent, it’s important to reflect on where our data is coming from. Data is built by humans, and we all carry our own sets of ideas and biases. By not analyzing our data, it leads to excluding entire groups of users, and making it so this new technology that is meant to help us all, in reality only help a select few.
Come to hear more about ASRs and biases.
Antonio Perez: Exploring Embeddings
Embeddings capture the essence of words and phrases, providing a context-rich search method. This talk will explore embeddings' mechanics and their advantages over keyword searches in product scenarios.