Keynote at the Stanford Human-centered AI 2023 Fall Conference on New Horizons in Generative AI: Science, Creativity, and Society. Video TBC. Hello, hello, hello! Thank you so much for having me here today. Believe it or not, it’s actually my … Continue reading Responsibilities of the Pioneer: Generative AI and its Sociotechnical Foundations
Keynote for the 40th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2023). Links to the Video, and Slides (pdf, 30MB). Abstract: This talk talk has a single objective: to advocate for machine learning infused with social purpose. Social purpose here is … Continue reading Machine Learning with Social Purpose
Keynote for AISTATS 2023 in Valencia. You can find the slides here. Video coming soon. Abstract: Evaluation in Machine Learning does not always get the attention it deserves. I hope to focus our attention for the time of this talk … Continue reading Elevating our Evaluations: Technical and Sociotechnical Standards of Assessment in Machine Learning
Keynote at Climate Informatics on 19 April 2023 in Cambridge. Abstract: Generative models are probabilistic models of data that allow easy sampling and exploration of a data distribution using a learned model. In fields, like environment and climate, where access … Continue reading Generative Models for Climate Informatics
A Talk for the 2021 ICML Workshop on Tackling Climate Change with AI. I am extremely grateful to the organisers for the invitation. This is the text of the talk and also has links to the video. Hello everyone and … Continue reading Harnessing Machine Learning to Achieve Net Zero
Shakir Mohamed | 1345 words (~14mins). Will link to video and slides once it's ready. for TEDxLSTM: Unknown Destinations These are the opening lines from a poem entitled Machines by Michael Donaghy. For us here today, I hope they will … Continue reading Machinery of Grace
[dropcap]It[/dropcap] is truly an honour to be here with you today. How amazing to be in this historic city of Liverpool, and here amongst we who work to the use of Science for Good. Thank you to the organisers for having me - how truly humbling to be part of such an inspirational panel.
Before I begin, having been recently to Ghana and now standing here in Liverpool, I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to those people who once took that same journey. These were people neither welcomed nor respected, but instead despised and enslaved. Their spirits and memory pass through this place. Of course, Liverpool issued its apology for slavery in 1999, and remains today committed to forever remembering the slave trade and its ills. I would like us to give a moment’s silence for this remembrance. [30s silence]
I gave a talk at the Royal Society's 2018 annual diversity conference. This is the text of my contribution; you can also see the video here. Thank you to all the organisers of this year’s annual conference for this very … Continue reading Talk: How Do We Support Under-represented Groups To Put Themselves Forward?