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Science in Our Valley seminars run every Wednesday starting September 28 and ending November 16. All events are free and open to the public at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center (1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee) from 4pm to 5pm. Prior registration is not required to attend these events.

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Human and Algorithmic Bias in AI | GAAN

Presented by Mr. Jarren Briscoe (Doctorate Fellow, Washington State University)
Human bias permeates our lives. Is this inherent to intelligence? How does bias evolve over time? After Mr. Briscoe discusses definitions and types of bias in humans and machines (algorithms), he will show how “fairness via awareness” is often the best option. It is rather counter-intuitive, but including sensitive features, such as sex, race, gender, and age, in machine learning algorithms often reduces bias. He relate this to the human fallacies of composition and division. We cannot blindly take each part and believe it is the same as the whole.

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The seminar presentations are intended for a ‘science-based’ audience, including researchers, postdoctoral scientists, teachers, graduate students, undergraduate scientists, and science enthusiasts.

K-12 educators are also encouraged to attend the seminar series to learn about local career connections and research efforts that they can bring back to their students. Clock hours are available through the North Central Educational Service District for attending the series.

Date & Time

Wednesday, September 28
4:00pm – 5:00pm


WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801

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Clock Hours

1 Clock Hours Available for Purchase

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