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LatinX in AI (LXAI) Social @ EACL 2021

April 20, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

This affinity group is aimed at LatinX individuals working on or interested in NLP hosted by the LatinX in AI Organization.

LXAI is hosting a virtual social alongside the 16th conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL).

During this social, we’ll be hosting roundtable discussions featuring members of the LatinX in AI community. This affinity group is aimed at LatinX individuals working on or interested in NLP. The goal is to increase the visibility of LatinX researchers. LatinX includes all people that identify themselves as Latin and/or live in Latin America. We also welcome the participation of allies of any origin that want to help efforts towards improving diversity and inclusion.

Those already working on NLP will have the opportunity to connect with fellow LatinX and make their own work known, while those new to the field will benefit from the scientific exchange, guidance and advice of researchers with their same background. Participants will be able to engage in discussions about NLP (formal and informal) and to share their thoughts on how to increase the presence of LatinX in NLP.

**Registration to EACL is not required to attend our social**

Full Details:

Roundtable Discussion Topics:

  • Research in LATAM
  • Differences between industry vs academia for R&D in NLP
  • Getting hired in NLP
  • Ethics in NLP
  • Data resource availability

– lack of Spanish and Portuguese language corpus’

– where to find/how to create more

There will be a final 45 min session would be an open discussion with tables in three languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese).


Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 6 am PST

Social Chairs

Luciana Benotti – Universidad Nacional de CĆ³rdoba and CONICET, Argentina

Diana GalvĆ”n Sosa – Tohoku University, Japan

Thiago Castro Ferreira – Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brasil

MartĆ­n Villalba – Bayer, Germany

Maria Luisa Santiago –, United States

Laura Montoya – and Latinx in AI, United States


April 20, 2021
7:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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