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LatinX in AI at ICLR 2020

LatinX in AI (LXAI) is hosting a virtual social to connect LatinX identifying AI Researchers and Engineers around the International Conference on Learning Representations taking place April 26th -30th, 2020.

ICLR was planned to take place at Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa ETHIOPIA, but is now being hosted virtually in response to COVID-19 concerns.


Our mission is to increase representation of our communities at the main conference and create a platform allowing our members to share their work, gain access to mentoring, collaborations, and networking opportunities with other researchers in artificial intelligence.

During the official LatinX in AI virtual gathering at the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2020 we will highlight efforts by our community members and institutions using AI in response to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic. The individuals involved in these efforts can be located anywhere in the world, but at least one member must primarily self-identify as LatinX.

If you would like to nominate yourself, an institution or member of the community for recognition, please do so here: LXAI Community COVID-19 Highlight Nominations


LatinX in AI is hosting a new mentoring program alongside our official workshops. The LatinX in AI Mentoring Program requires mentor and mentees to meet once a month, premiering May 8th to the day of the workshop at ICML on July 13th, 2020. On this day, some mentees will be asked to share their experience and the learnings they obtained from the program.

Sign-up to be a mentor: Mentor Signup

Sign-up to recieve mentoring: Mentee Signup

Following the completion of this program, you'll be asked to complete a quick survey about your experience and opportunities for our improvement. Mentors who complete the program and survey are eligible to receive a $25 gift card as a token of appreciation on behalf of LatinX in AI.


  • 12:00 pm PST | Opening Remarks
  • 12:15 pm PST | NLP Characterizing the COVID-19 epidemic with Juan Manuel Banda Orozco
  • 1:00 pm PST | Towards High-performance Surrogate-robotics with David I. Gonzalez Aguirre
  • 1:45 pm PST | Facilitated Discussion

Organizing Committee

  • Laura Montoya, Executive Director, Accel AI Institute, Chair, Latinx in AI (LXAI)
  • Javier Turek, Research Scientist in ML, Intel Labs