Bracing for Impact - The AI Challenge - AI For Social Good

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Bracing for Impact: The Artificial Intelligence Challenge (A Roadmap for AI Governance in Canada)

Conference organized by IP Osgoode in collaboration with Aviv Gaon, Ian Stedman and the Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies at IDC Herzliya. Society is in crisis. The gap between the poor and the rich – whether in terms of age, income or skills – keeps widening as inequality grows markedly. Artificial Intelligence holds great potential for help- ing us to lessen these inequalities. While AI is often viewed as a threat to social justice, the opposite may in fact be true. Machine learning in language translation technology can collapse the barriers between third world countries and the West. Algorithmic decision-making can lessen the negative effects that bias has on minority groups. From transportation, healthcare and agriculture to sustaina- bility and governance - the positive applications of AI are unlimited in scope.

Bob Tarantino PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School; Counsel, Dentons Canada LLP

Brandie M. Nonnecke Research & Development Manager for CITRIS, UC Berkeley

David Lepofsky Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Jutta Treviranus Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and Professor, OCAD University

Guy Seidman Professor, Radzyner School of Law, IDC Herzliya

Maura R Grossman Research Professor, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

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