Priyanka Deo
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WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield AI Campus Learning Community and the Center for Faculty Excellence will host an event on artificial intelligence (AI) bias. This event aims to shed light on the issue of bias in AI by adopting an interdisciplinary approach and is free and open to the public. There will also be a complementary buffet lunch.

WHEN: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 7

WHERE: UIS Student Union Ballroom

DETAILS: This event will bring together a panel of experts from various fields to uncover and examine the ethical and practical implications of AI bias through a multidisciplinary lens.

Led by moderator Rob Kerr, executive director for UIS innovation and opportunity, the panel will engage in a comprehensive discussion on how human biases subtly influence AI systems, leading to potential discrimination and ethical inconsistencies.

Panelists for the event include Pamela Hoff, the James J. Stukel distinguished professor in educational policy and equity at UIS; Ruby Mendenhall, associate dean for diversity and democratization of health innovation at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC); and Mike Yao, professor and director of the Institute of Communications Research in the College of Media at UIUC.

Participants can also join via Zoom. More information about the event and the registration link can be found at