Events

We Count has a lot of things on the go. You can learn and co-create with us and earn micro-badges to show your effort. Here are some of our upcoming and ongoing learning activities.

All We Count/Digging DEEPer workshops and webinars are accessible, free and open to the public. We welcome people from all backgrounds and experience levels.

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We Count, Future of Work & Digging DEEPer Events

AI and Disability: A Double-Edged Sword

To celebrate one year of We Count, we’re bringing you a special webinar with Wendy Chisholm and Jutta Treviranus that looks at the complex relationship between AI and disability.

July 22, 2021, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

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The Metric Society and the Unmeasurable

In today’s world, numbers are in the ascendancy, and everything and everybody is measured and evaluated. Join Steffen Mau, Virginia Eubanks and Jutta Treviranus in conversation for a critical analysis of this increasingly pervasive phenomenon.

April 28, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Available badges: Learner

Decorative

Building Indigenous Future Imaginaries

Based on Jason Lewis’s research-creation work, this webinar will explore the concept of the future imaginary and make an argument as to why it is important that Indigenous people engage in creating them.

December 9, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Available badges: Learner

Inclusive AI with nugget.ai

Participants will have the opportunity to gather insights from previous modules and apply them to thinking critically about nugget’s operations as a skills measurement technology company.

December 8, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (EST)

FWD: Future of Work and Disability

Inclusive AI for HR

Panelists will highlight some of the potential problems that arise from AI in the hiring process and brainstorm ideas to make this process more inclusive for persons with disabilities.

December 1, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)

Available badges: Learner

FWD: Future of Work and Disability

Bias in Candidate Selection

Participants will explore policy through a co-design activity with Abhishek Gupta, working in groups to co-create approaches to AI and ML challenges in employment systems.

November 24, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)

FWD: Future of Work and Disability

Coding to Learn and Create

Looking for something exciting and creative for your kids in November? Coding to Learn and Create is offering a two-day workshop.

Part 1: November 18, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Part 2: November 25, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

AI Hiring System Policies

Panelists Alexandra Reeve Givens and Julia Stoyanovich will discuss how machine learning models can carry bias when selecting candidates, affecting persons with disabilities and other individual differences.

November 17, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)

Available badges: Learner

FWD: Future of Work and Disability

AI Systems & Employment

Expert panelists Anhong Guo, Shari Trewin, Ben Tamblyn and Chancey Fleet give an introduction to AI and machine learning with a focus on how AI creates both barriers and new opportunities for persons with disabilities in the hiring, training and retention of employees.

November 3, 2020, 1:30 AM – 3:00 PM (EST)

Available badges: Learner

FWD: Future of Work and Disability

AI and AT Apps

Artificial intelligence is rapidly advancing to think like us and to deep dream through machine learning, so how can it be used to improve accessibility? This three-part workshop will dig deeper into the possibilities of AI-powered assistive technology mobile apps.

Part 1: September 23, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Part 2: October 7, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Part 3: October 21, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Available badges: Learner, Brainstormer, Communicator

Accessible Surveys

A conversation on accessible survey platforms, hosted by the Inclusive Design Research Centre. Join the discussion with David Berman, Roland Van Oostveen, Pina D'Intino, Julia Foster, Sarah Stadder Wise, Michelle Borgal, and members of the inclusive design community.

August 4, 2020, 2:00 – 3:30 PM (EST)

Bias In, Bias Out

Dr. Toon Calders (University of Antwerp) explains how predictions made using data mining and algorithms can affect population subgroups differently.

July 8, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EST)

Available badges: Learner

Coded Bias

Coded Bias explores the fallout of MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately and her journey to push for legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.

Date: TBC