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MediaFutures Seminar: Fairness—Are algorithms a burden or a solution? Dr. Christine Bauer, Assistant Professor at Utrecht University

21 April, 2022 @ 13:00 - 14:00

Dr. Christine Bauer, Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, will give a seminar on 21 April, at 13:00.

TITLE: Fairness—Are algorithms a burden or a solution?
WHEN: Thursday 21 April, 13:00-14:00
WHERE: Zoom –


Meeting ID: 663 6908 0035
Password: F9fN181n


Recommender systems play an important role in everyday life. These systems assist users in choosing products to buy, movies to watch, or news articles to read. With their wide usage, there is an increasing pressure that such systems are fair. Besides serving diverse groups of users, recommenders need to represent and serve item providers in a fair manner, too. But what is fair? In this talk, I will present research on fairness in music recommender systems taking the artists’ perspective. What do artists consider fair? Are algorithms a burden or a solution? In particular, I will zoom in on recent research on gender bias in music recommenders and how we can address this issue.


Dr. Christine Bauer is an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She is an experienced teacher in a wide spectrum of topics in computing and information systems—ranging from algorithms to adaptive interactive systems to research methods. Her research activities center on interactive intelligent systems. Thereby, she takes a human-centered computing approach, where technology follows humans’ and society’s needs. Central themes in her research are context and context-adaptivity.  In the recent years, she worked on context-aware recommender systems. Core interest in her current research activities are fairness and multi-method evaluations. Further information can be found at https://christinebauer.eu.


21 April, 2022
13:00 - 14:00
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