Workshop on Trustworthy Natural Language Processing
Virtual - June 10, 2021
Recent progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) has greatly increased their presence in everyday consumer products in the last decade. Common examples include virtual assistants, recommendation systems, and personal healthcare management systems, among others. Advancements in these fields have historically been driven by the goal of improving model performance as measured by accuracy, but recently the NLP research community has started incorporating additional constraints to make sure models are fair and privacy-preserving. However, these constraints are not often considered together, which is important since there are critical questions at the intersection of these constraints such as the tension between simultaneously meeting privacy objectives and fairness objectives, which requires knowledge about the demographics a user belongs to. In this workshop, we aim to bring together these distinct yet closely related topics.