[2019-09-25] Prof Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore, "Explainable AI and Media Research"

Poster:Post date:2019-08-19

Explainable AI and Media Research
Date: 2019-09-25 10:00am-11:10am
Location: R210, CSIE
Speaker: Prof Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore
Hosted by: Prof. Winston Hsu


AI as a concept has been around since the 1950’s. With the recent advancements in machine learning algorithms, and the availability of big data and large computing resources, the scene is set for AI to be used in many more systems and applications which will profoundly impact society. The current deep learning based AI systems are mostly in black box form and are often non-explainable. Though it has high performance, it is also known to make occasional fatal mistakes. This has limited the applications of AI, especially in mission critical applications.
In this talk, I will present the current state-of-the arts in explainable AI, which holds promise to helping humans better understand and interpret the decisions made by the black-box AI models. This is followed by our preliminary research on explainable recommendation, relation inference in videos, as well as leveraging prior domain knowledge, information theoretic principles, and adversarial algorithms to achieving explainable framework. I will also discuss future research towards quality, fairness and robustness of explainable AI, and suggest approaches to move forward for media research community. As the topic is broad and evolving, this talk will evoke more questions than answers.

Dr Chua is the KITHCT Chair Professor at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Tsinghua University. Dr Chua was the Founding Dean of the School of Computing from 1998-2000. His main research interests include unstructured data analytics, multimedia information retrieval, recommendation and conversation systems, and the emerging applications in E-commerce, wellness and Fintech. Dr Chua is the co-Director of NExT, a joint research Center between NUS and Tsinghua, focusing on Extreme Search.
Dr Chua is the recipient of the 2015 ACM SIGMM Achievements Award for the Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. He is the Chair of steering committee of ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) and Multimedia Modeling (MMM) conference series. He was the General Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2005, ACM CIVR (now ACM ICMR) 2005, ACM SIGIR 2008, and ACM Web Science 2015. He serves in the editorial boards of three international journals. Dr. Chua is the co-Founder of two technology startup companies in Singapore. He holds a PhD from the University of Leeds, UK.

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