AI Wingman workshop with Ahnjili Zhuparris (cancelled)

October 10 & 17, 2021
iii workspace, The Hague
11:00 – 16:00
Price: €41,32 (excl. VAT: €8,68)

Instructor: Ahnjili Zhuparris
Language: English

Would you benefit from an AI wingman that would automatically detect and flirt with potential partners on dating apps? What data would you feed your AI wingman? What would an acceptable error rate be? How would you deploy it? Would your potential suitors be receptive to it?

The AI wingman will examine every step of the AI design process, which includes data collection and labelling, algorithm training and algorithm evaluation after it has been deployed in the wild. The AI wingman is an artwork and a tool that allows users to reflect on the role of humans in designing AI algorithms.

What you will learn: 

Participants will learn about the essential steps for building a facial recognition algorithm (using python):

  • Data Collection & Labelling
  • Data Preprocessing
  • Training a facial recognition algorithm
  • Prototyping the algorithm in the wild

Workshop Structure:

Day 1:

11.00- 12.00: Intro to the course (ethics, facial recognition, data collection etc)
12.00 – 13.00: Data collection
13.00 – 14.00: Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.00: Group discussion on data collection & Intro to facial recognition code
15.00 – 16.00: Doing algorithm training and Q&A (participants can leave earlier if they like)

Day 2:

11.00-11.30: Group discussion of participants’ algorithms
11.30 – 12.30: Intro to the deployment of participants’ algorithms
12.30-13.30: Lunch break
13.30 -15:00: Deployment and validation of facial recognition algorithms
15:00- 16.00: Group Discussion


Participants requirements:

  • Basic computer skills are required such as downloading, installing, and launching applications, as well as familiarity with your operating system. 
  • Basic programming skills (such as python or R)
  • Must bring own laptop

About the facilitator:

Ahnjili Zhuparris is a New York born, Hong Kong raised, Netherlands based clinical data scientist. Her PhD focuses on algorithms that can detect illnesses based on data sourced from mobile devices. She’s also passionate about the exciting yet disruptive forces of AI and the internet.

For questions please email workshop coordinator

The Pickup Artist workshop is presented by iii with financial support from Creative Industries Fund NL and The Municipality of The Hague.