Responsible Artificial Intelligence Panel in Partnership with Communitech and the University of Waterloo

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
CIGI Auditorium, 67 Erb St. W., Waterloo, Canada
Public Event: CIGI Sponsored
Nov 7
Communitech - Responsible Artificial Intelligence Logo
Communitech - Responsible Artificial Intelligence Logo

**Kindly note that the start time of this event has been updated to 11:30am**

Our world is witnessing a rapid increase in technological innovations that is both exciting and alarming. Due in large part to increasingly powerful artificial intelligence algorithms, robots are becoming more intelligent, vehicles more autonomous and big data harder to manage. While important ethical, legal and social issues are embedded throughout researchers’ decision-making and design processes, consideration of these factors is often left for others to sort out after the fact. As a result, we are beginning to see the development and use of technology that has the potential to do serious harm, such as algorithms infused with racial and gender biases that are used in facial recognition, insurance decisions and even criminal sentencing.

What roles do those in industry, government and academia have to play in ensuring that these issues are taken seriously throughout the design and discovery process? How effectively are we currently executing those roles, and how might we do better? Join us for a conversation with our cross-sectoral panel about what it means to create and implement responsible AI. 


  • Donna Litt, Co-founder & COO, Kiite Inc
  • Ryan Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Maura Grossman, Research Professor, David Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
  • Moderator: Courtney Doagoo, Post Doctoral Fellow, International Law Research Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation

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Event Speakers

Courtney Doagoo is a CIGI fellow as well as an Artificial Intelligence and Society Fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law, Technology and Society.