Those denied entry include Tẹjúmádé Àfọ njá, co-organizer of the NeurIPS Machine Learning for the Developing World workshop.
The conference is scheduled to be held December 8-14 in Vancouver, Canada.
On Tuesday, Black in AI cofounder and Google AI researcher Timnit Gebru said 15 of 44 attendees planning to join the event’s December 9 workshop were denied entry.
This year, so far, 15 out of 44 people to attend @black_in_ai workshop at @NeurIPSConf (which is still in Canada) have been denied visas.
We had all this press last year, they were supposed to help us this year.
In response to last year’s visa situation, organizers of the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), including well-known Canadian researcher Yoshua Bengio, moved ICLR 2020 to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.