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Student Symposium on Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights

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Autonomous Vehicles

Steele

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Agenda

Bias in AI
Blamey, Morena, and Talvela

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The Symposium was a culmination of a yearlong initiative undertaken by 50 students from 10 Canadian universities. Beside the students and their faculty, the Symposium brought together representatives from the private sector, academic experts, and government officials to develop policy recommendations aimed at positioning Canada as a global leader on AI that is human rights respecting and promoting.

 

Les fausses nouvelles
Guiraud et Lebrun

AI and Climate Change

Dubey

April 18/18

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Global Affairs Canada,
125 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario

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Memoire

 

Refugee Rights
Ouertani, Polacco and Wynne

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BREAKOUT TEAMS

During the Symposium, students were divided into three teams to develop a collaborative policy proposal in just two hours. Teams then presented their proposals to a panel featuring CIFAR CEO Dr. Alan Bernstein, Global Affairs Canada Deputy Minister Ian Shugart, and Advanced Symbolics President Erin Kelly.

Online Content

Memorandum 
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Extremist Content Online
Rostami

Autonomous Vehicles
Lucien

Memorandum 
Presentation

 

In partnership with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Global Affairs Canada’s Digital Inclusion Lab (Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion) hosted a Student Symposium on AI and Human Rights on April 18, 2018.

PROJECTS

Throughout the year, 13 student teams from universities across Canada worked together to develop policy suggestions to present to Global Affairs Canada as an input to the department’s planning. The topics ranged from online extremism to gender and racial bias; from global governance to fake news. Each team’s final memoranda of action and presentations are below.


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AI & SOCIETY   Symposium

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AI Governance
Badea, Myers and Romanchik

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Memorandum 
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AI Governance

Almeida, Farfan De Los Godos, Haseeb, Kornhauser and Mitton

AI Governance

Dutton, Ko, Lim, and Shabani

Memoire

 

Privacy

Kingra

Human Rights

Extremist Content Online

Herbener, Lacey and Markudi

Student Symposium on Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights

Les fausses nouvelles

Beaudoin, Christiaen, Pineau, Rivest-Roy, Queudot, et Vallee

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Session 1 10:00-12:00

HAPPINESS AT THE CENTRE OF GOVERNMENT WORK: POLICY PERSPECTIVES

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12:00       Opening Remarks
President of the General Assembly 
12:15 World Happiness Report Overview
John Helliwell
1:00 Break 
   
   
   

AI Governance

 

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