PAIR^2Struct: Privacy, Accountability, Interpretability, Robustness, Reasoning on Structured Data

Hao Wang · Wanyu LIN · Hao He · Di Wang · Chengzhi Mao · Muhan Zhang

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Fri 29 Apr, 9 a.m. PDT


In these years, we have seen principles and guidance relating to accountable and ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI) spring up around the globe. Specifically, Data Privacy, Accountability, Interpretability, {\bf R}obustness, and Reasoning have been broadly recognized as fundamental principles of using machine learning (ML) technologies on decision-critical and/or privacy-sensitive applications. On the other hand, in tremendous real-world applications, data itself can be well represented as various structured formalisms, such as graph-structured data (e.g., networks), grid-structured data (e.g., images), sequential data (e.g., text), etc. By exploiting the inherently structured knowledge, one can design plausible approaches to identify and use more relevant variables to make reliable decisions, thereby facilitating real-world deployments.In this workshop, we will examine the research progress towards accountable and ethical use of AI from diverse research communities, such as the ML community, security \& privacy community, and more. Specifically, we will focus on the limitations of existing notions on Privacy, Accountability, Interpretability, Robustness, and Reasoning. We aim to bring together researchers from various areas (e.g., ML, security \& privacy, computer vision, and healthcare) to facilitate discussions including related challenges, definitions, formalisms, and evaluation protocols regarding the accountable and ethical use of ML technologies in high-stake applications with structured data. In particular, we will discuss the interplay among the fundamental principles from theory to applications. We aim to identify new areas that call for additional research efforts. Additionally, we will seek possible solutions and associated interpretations from the notion of causation, which is an inherent property of systems. We hope that the proposed workshop is fruitful in building accountable and ethical use of AI systems in practice.

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