Center for Artificial Intelligence Research Webinar


Virtual Fireside Chat between Dr. Joaquin Quiñonero Candela and Prof. Pascale Fung: Responsible AI Is Primarily A Human Question

9:00am - 12:00pm
online Webinar

AI challenges humanity with delicate balances and tradeoffs between incredible benefits and potentially disastrous risks. But building responsible AI ultimately comes down to revisiting old human and societal questions with renewed urgency. To build AI responsibly we need to turn our attention to first leading questions about the work and life of an AI scientist anda meaningful life. In this fireside chat between Professor Pascale Fung and Dr. Joaquin Quiñonero Candela we follow Joaquin’s trajectory to motivate hard practitioner.

Event Format
Speakers / Performers:
Dr. Joaquin Quiñonero Candela

Dr. Joaquin Quiñonero Candela serves on the Board of Directors, the Partnership on AI on the Spanish Government’s Advisory Board on AI. Joaquin recently resigned from Facebook to fully support his wife with rebuilding her career. Until September 2021, Joaquin was the Distinguished Technical Lead for Responsible AI at Facebook. Before this, he built and led the Facebook AML (Applied Machine Learning) team, driving product impact at scale through applied research in machine learning and all applied AI disciplines (e.g. computer vision, natural language processing, computational photography, speech recognition, ranking and more). AML also built the unified AI platform that powers all production applications of AI at Facebook. Before Facebook, Joaquin taught at University of Cambridge, worked at Microsoft Research, and conducted postdoctoral research at three institutions in Germany, including the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. He received his PhD from the Technical University of Denmark.

Speakers / Performers:
Prof. Pascale Fung

Prof. Pascale Fung is the Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAiRE) at HKUST and a professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering. She is an elected Fellow of the Association for Computational Linguists (ACL), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), and the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). She has been an AI researcher for over three decades, focusing on speech and natural language processing. She is the first Chinese partner on the Partnership on AI, representing HKUST. She is an expert on the Global Future Council of the World Economic Forum. She is on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. She is a member of the IEEE Working Group to develop the Recommended Practice for Organizational Governance of Artificial Intelligence. Pascale co-founded the Women Faculty Association at HKUST. 

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