- the promise of a text-comprehension parallel between AI and people with intellectual disabilities;
- how AI-driven Web text simplification will benefit other populations, such as non-native language speakers; and
- my work to make sure people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism are not left out of online education.
Amazon Machine Learning Research Awards generously sponsored my colleagues and me to participate in last week’s Amazon re:MARS Conference. It was a global artificial intelligence (AI) event focused on Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space.
The conference was great with accessibility. I was assigned an employee who guided me everywhere and was just wonderful. The conference website was accessible and easy to navigate. When I identified accessibility problems with the mobile app and with SageMaker tools, Amazon personnel immediately assured me they would be fixed.
The sponsorship included participation in the re:MARS VIP Leadership Networking Reception. I was honored to speak with members of Amazon leadership as well as senior researchers from industry and academia.
- my AI-driven, Web text simplification research;
- AI fairness for people with disabilities; and
- developing an Alexa skill for DisabilityInfo.org.