Canada CIFAR AI Chair
Pan-Canadian AI Strategy
Marc-Antoine Dilhac is a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at Mila and a professor at the Department of Philosophy at the Université de Montréal.
Dilhac’s research focuses on the ethical and social impacts of AI and issues of governance and institutional design, with a particular emphasis on how new technologies are changing public relations and political structures. Specifically, he is working on contemporary theories of justice and democracy, both on the justification of fundamental rights and on the institutional mechanisms that implement them. Dilhac is interested in political liberalism and its multiculturalist implications, in the question of tolerance, secularism and reasonable accommodation, in the problematic of public reason, and deliberation in constitutionalism.
In 2017, he instigated the project of the Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of AI and chaired its scientific committee. In 2020, as director of Algora Lab, he led an international deliberation process as part of UNESCO’s consultation on its recommendation on the ethics of AI.
In 2019, he founded Algora Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory advancing research on the ethics of AI and developing a deliberative approach to the governance of AI and digital technologies. He is co-director of Deliberation at the Observatory on the social impacts of AI and digital technologies (OBVIA), and contributes to the OECD Policy Observatory (OECD.AI) as a member of its expert network ONE.AI.
He sits on the AI Advisory Council of the Government of Canada and co-chair its Working Group on Public Awareness.
- Canada Research Chair, Public Ethics and political theory, (2014-19)
- SSHRC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011
Mörch, C. M., Atsu, S., Cai, W., Li, X., Madathil, S. A., Liu, X., … & Ducret, M. (2021). Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in Dentistry: A Scoping Review. Journal of Dental Research.
Noiseau, P., Lanteigne, C., Echaiz, L. F., Salazar, F. G. G., Mai, V., Dilhac, M. A., & Mörch, C. M. (2021). Le dialogue inclusif sur l’éthique de l’IA: délibération en ligne citoyenne et internationale pour l’UNESCO. Communication, technologies et développement, (10).
Dilhac, M. A. (2014). La tolérance, un risque pour la démocratie? Théorie d’un impératif politique.
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