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LatinX in AI at EMNLP 2020

LatinX in AI (LXAI) is hosting a virtual social to connect LatinX identifying AI Researchers and Engineers around the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing taking place November 16th -20th, 2020.



This affinity social is aimed at LatinX individuals working on or interested in NLP with a goal to increase the visibility of researchers of LatinX origin in a field that has been dominated by countries such as China, USA and Germany.

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.

Diversity and inclusion are key to achieve better and more creative science. By promoting this event, EMNLP will not only advocate for an underrepresented community, it will also help to promote the development of technologies and language resources that take into account the different languages ​​that exist in Latin America.


Tue Nov 17th, 09:00 - 11:00 am PST

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09:00 am PST Thiago Castro Ferreira
09:20 am PST Networking
09:30 am PST Laura Alonso Alemany
09:50 am PST Networking
10:00 am PST Manuel Medina González
10:15 am PST Networking
10:30 am PST Thamar Solorio
10:50 am PST Networking

Wed Nov 18th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

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10:00 am PST Ximena Gutiérrez-Vasques
10:20 am PST Aiala Rosá
10:40 am PST Francisco (Paco) Guzman
11:00 am PST Diversity Panel and Q & A from Participants
11:40 am PST Q & A from Participants and Socializing

Keynote Speakers

Francisco (Paco) Guzman

Research Scientist, Facebook

Thamar Solorio

Associate Professor, University of Houston

Aiala Rosá

Assistant Professor, Universidad de la República (Uruguay)

Agustín Gravano

Professor and Researcher, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and CONICET

José Eduardo Ochoa-Luna

Professor, Universidad Católica San Pablo, Arequipa

Laura Alonso Alemany

Professor, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina

Ximena Gutiérrez-Vasques

Postdoc, University of Zürich, URPP Language and Space

Manuel Medina González

Senior NLP Researcher, Cooori Japan

Thiago Castro Ferreira

Postdoc, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

Organizing Committee

  • Diana Galván Sosa, Tohoku University
  • Luciana Benotti, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in Argentina