The first week of the 35th conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS2021) saw eight fascinating invited talks, tutorials, affinity group workshops, and a new datasets and benchmarks track. There were also poster sessions, oral sessions, competitions, demonstrations, and more.
With this compilation of tweets, we look back on the week.
"The greatest violence is the product of remoteness from reality" – a great talk by Mary L. Gray, The Banality of Scale: A Theory on the Limits of Modeling Bias and Fairness Frameworks for Social Justice (and other lessons from the Pandemic) at #NeurIPS2021
— Jekaterina Novikova (@J_Novikova_NLP) December 8, 2021
— Wuraola Oyewusi (@wuraoyewusi) December 7, 2021
The invited talk by @lugosi_gabor at #NeurIPS2021 was very enjoyable and also a little disturbing — if your data isn't Gaussian (or subgaussian), then even basic things become nontrivial.https://t.co/TPByspYh5T https://t.co/oLxN5Q7FGe
— Thomas Steinke (@shortstein) December 10, 2021
The final #NeurIPS2021 keynote starts soon!
Radhika Nagpal will speak about "The Collective Intelligence of Army Ants, and the Robots They Inspire" at 15:00 GMT (10am EST).https://t.co/hSBUpuwUI8
— NeurIPS Conference (@NeurIPSConf) December 10, 2021
Attending #IndigenousInAI's Affinity Workshop at @NeurIPSConf. #NeurIPS2021 Thanks to @Obnoxious_Wolf and all the organizers, including @316chic for moderating this panel on #indigenous #DataSovereignty and panelists @ianhmh @Caleb_Speak @jeffadoctor pic.twitter.com/ybHFbkebpT
— William Hsu @ AAAI 2023 (@banazir) December 8, 2021
— WiML (@WiMLworkshop) December 8, 2021
Happening in a few minutes 📣 The LatinX in AI Workshop at #NeurIPS2021 SOCIAL & NETWORKING HOUR happening in parallel with the POSTER SESSION ✨👉🏻 Meet us here: https://t.co/Aamb2gV4YF pic.twitter.com/x6DBgTUZu5
— LatinX in AI (LXAI) (@_LXAI) December 8, 2021
Excited to present our work tomorrow at the @black_in_ai workshop. If you're attending #NeurIPS2021, please visit our virtual poster [F2] session to learn about speech corpus which is available for download on Zenodo. https://t.co/GJN8KPThR8 #speech pic.twitter.com/pL64T6p8fo
— Tẹjúmádé Àfọ̀njá (@tejuafonja) December 9, 2021
We will present our paper „Neural Flows: Efficient Alternative to Neural ODEs“ at the #NeurIPS2021 poster session 8 tomorrow at 5.30 pm CET (8.30 am PST) 🎉
— Johanna Sommer (@j_m_sommer) December 9, 2021
— Samarth Sinha (@_sam_sinha_) December 10, 2021
— Thiago Serra (@firstname.lastname@example.org) (@thserra) December 9, 2021
Excited about our new NeurIPS paper: “High Probability Complexity Bounds for Line Search Based on Stochastic Oracles”.
Visit our poster tomorrow at #Neurips2021: https://t.co/ixuIkq3pt2 to learn more!
When: Fri Dec 10, 11:30 – 01:00 PM(EST)
arXiv: https://t.co/9c5nnu6Iyh pic.twitter.com/Bm0bMvmMA7
— Miaolan Xie (@Miaolan_Xie) December 10, 2021
#NeurIPS2021 I fondly remember my 1st NeurIPS experience as a keynote speaker for the @black_in_ai workshop (which was fascinating again this year). I’m thrilled to return as an invited speaker for Deep Learning & Inverse Problems.https://t.co/sEvR7Zh3M2https://t.co/StduvqTLgM
— Bisi Bell (@MuyinatuBell) December 13, 2021
I’ll present by video at 8:30pt/11:30et:
"Computers, Creativity, and Lovelace"
Interactive Q&A at 11:30pt/14:30et
— Mark Riedl (more at @email@example.com) (@mark_riedl) December 13, 2021
🔥 Shameless self-promotion here: Come hear this awesome 😉 line up at "AI for Science: Mind the Gaps" #NeurIPS2021 workshop tomorrow, 8:30am-6pm EST! 🔥https://t.co/lv3zIv4X7y pic.twitter.com/NnM7QOaTF8
— Shirley Ho (@cosmo_shirley) December 12, 2021
If you are attending the Differentiable Programming Workshop at #NeurIPS2021 stop by our poster on "Neural Differentiable Predictive Control".
— Ján Drgoňa (@jan_drgona) December 12, 2021
The Meaning in Context workshop is happening next Monday (Dec 13) at #NeurIPS2021. In addition to exciting talks, we will have
* meet-and-greet sessions; sign up: https://t.co/qWSn5jQO2t
* a panel discussion; ask questions from panelists: https://t.co/fdzcEchI4A
See 🧵👇 https://t.co/pYWwaW4DFi
— Aida Nematzadeh (@aidanematzadeh) December 7, 2021
The #NeurIPS2021 Town Hall is an opportunity to hear from the organisers and discuss ways to improve it. The first townhall is 5pm GMT, 8 Dec, Send questions by email to https://t.co/WP4bUKWzjw. Or via rocketchat using #townhall.
— Shakir Mohamed (@shakir_za) December 7, 2021
Excited to host this panel soon!
There's so much to talk about when it comes to research ethics in the ML community, and I'm glad we could assemble this group of experts to approach the discussion from multiple angles, speaking to a broad range of ethical considerations. https://t.co/l37lviWxCj
— Deb Raji (@rajiinio) December 10, 2021
"Not every interesting problem lends itself to a benchmark" – #NeurIPS2021 panel on the Role of Benchmarks in the Scientific Progress of Machine Learning – w/@laroyo @sleepinyourhat @IsabelleGUYON @joavanschoren & @mrtz pic.twitter.com/lXSBGCEAUe
— Zeta Alpha (@ZetaVector) December 8, 2021