Amazon Research Awards for Alexa Fairness in AI

Sponsor Deadline: 

Jan 20, 2022

Sponsor:, Inc.

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Amazon Research Awards for Alexa Fairness in AI Artificial intelligence

Amazon Research Areas

Alexa AI-Natural Understanding’s (NU) mission is to build and enable engaging, world-class conversational AI capabilities that are broadly accessible. Under this call for proposals, Amazon Science is seeking to fund research projects on the following topics:

  • Transparency, explainability, and accountability in AI systems;
  • Theories of computational/algorithm fairness and factors that affect algorithmic trustworthiness;
  • Detecting and ameliorating adverse biases in data and algorithms, and fairness-aware design of algorithms;
  • Metrics and methods for designing, piloting, and evaluating systems that mitigate against adverse biases and ensure fairness, including the use of human-machine collaboration and decision support.

ARA provides grant recipients unrestricted funds and AWS Promotional Credits. Funded projects are assigned an Amazon research contact, and recipients also receive training resources, including AWS tutorials and hands-on sessions with Amazon scientists and engineers.