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ELLIS / ELIAS HCML Workshop 2024

June 27 @ 9:00 - 22:00

This event is the annual workshop of the ELLIS Human-centric Machine Learning Program, hosted in Helsinki on the 27th of June 2024 and online as part of the ELISE Wrap Up Conference & ELLIS Community Event and it is also part of the ELIAS H2020 project. The workshop is co-organized by ELISE.

ELLIS Programs

In addition to ELLIS sites, a European network of top researchers working at locations throughout Europe is being established, and organized into ELLIS Programs. These Programs, directed by outstanding European researchers and including leading researchers as Program Fellows, focus on high-impact problem areas that have the potential to move the needle in modern AI.

The ELLIS Programs are inspired by the CIFAR Program model, and closely collaborate with the CIFAR LMB (Learning in Machines and Brains) Program. Each Program has a budget for 2-3 workshops/year to enable meetings of 10-15 Fellows plus guests for intensive scientific exchange. Workshops can be co-located with academic meetings (usually) held in Europe, or organised as stand-alone events, usually at (and with the support of) ELLIS unit sites.


  • Help to ensure widespread benefits to, and acceptance from, the public by guaranteeing:
  • Transparency, clear accountability, interpretability and fairness of the algorithmic decisions
  • Amenable to legal and technical certification, accountability and verifiability.

Online attendees

Workshop participants can attend virtually on this Teams link.

Keynote talks are broadcasted on this Youtube link.


This event will take place on the 27th of June, 2024, in Helsinki, Finland. Times are in EEST timezone (UTC+3).


Time Description
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome
9:10 – 10:10 Keynote speech — Common to all workshops
Bernhard Schölkopf (MPI, ELLIS Tübingen): On open problems of (European) AI — Fennia II, Congress Centre
10:30 – 10:45

Introduction (Adrian Weller, Plamen Angelov, Nuria Oliver)
Aims of the workshop:


  • Share an update on ELLIS
  • Understand what each fellow is working on
  • Explore ways to collaborate
  • Brainstorm about upcoming AI regulation + “existential risks” of AI
10:45 – 12:00

Future of Human-AI Interaction — Moderated by Guoying Zhao
20’ talk + 5’


  • 10:45 – 11:10: Nuria Oliver — Cognitive biases (onsite, ELLIS Alicante)
  • 11:10 – 11:35: Krishna Gummadi — LLMs (MPI-SWS)
  • 11:35 – 12:00: Elmira Yadollahi — Social robotics (onsite, KTH)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:05 – 14:35

Fairness/Transparency/Accountability — Moderated by Nuria Oliver
20’ talk + 5’


  • 13:00 – 13:35: Carlos Castillo (online, UPF)
  • 13:35 – 14:10: Umang Bhatt (onsite, NYU)
  • 14:10 – 14:35: Chris Russell — Making Fairness Work (onsite, University of Oxford)
14:35 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:05 – 16:05

Humans and AI
60’ Panel on the topic with


  • Bert Kappen
  • John Shawe-Taylor
  • Nitin Sawhney
16:10 – 17:15 Plenary session + Keynote speaker — common for all workshops
Neil Lawrence (UoCambridge): The Atomic Human – Understanding Ourselves in the Age of AI — Fennia II, Congress Centre
18:00 – 22:00 Boat cruise + dinner


June 27
9:00 - 22:00
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Scandic Grand Marina
Katajanokanlaituri 7
Helsinki, 00160 Finland
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