What we do

Research and creation

The rise of AI and digital technology has created major questions in all sectors, from health to education. The projects supported and completed by the Observatory’s researchers, members and partners will help produce and spread the knowledge needed to build more just and prosperous societies.

Monitoring and surveys

The Observatory monitors technology to identify AI and digital practices that, when applied, promote responsible innovation. It also conducts surveys to find out what citizens, students and businesses know about technology, the challenges related to its development and the obstacles to its implementation.

Deliberation

The future is wide open. The Observatory helps a range of stakeholders in our societies determine which impacts of AI and digital technology are socially acceptable for society. Among its activities, the Observatory leads public deliberations to test the principles laid out in the Montréal Declaration for the responsible development of artificial intelligence and to deploy them in different spheres of activity.

Public policy

Through its work, the Observatory will be able to issue recommendations to the different levels of government (municipal, provincial and federal) to provide a framework for the responsible production and use of AI and digital technology.

You want to know more about our vision, our values and the team that makes this project possible?

About the Observatory

Recent Articles

Round Table: Public Policy in the 21st Century: Analysis, Management and Forecasting

Voir plus

Panel: New Frontiers in Education and in Lifelong Learning for the Future of Work

Voir plus

OBVIA awards 7 new scholarships to support the next generation

Voir plus

Report on the basis for social acceptability of tracking applications in times of pandemic released

Voir plus

Université Laval and Sorbonne Université sign a strategic partnership agreement

Voir plus

Social Justice: the Blind Spot of the Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Voir plus

First Peoples’ Digital Data Strategies: Decolonization and Sovereignty

Voir plus

Panel on the EU’s Draft Regulation on Artificial Intelligence

Voir plus

Seminar: Understanding the Tensions and Convergences between Privacy and Ethics for the Responsible Development of Machine Learning

Voir plus

Graduate Seminar #3 – Technologies And Marginalized Groups : Bias and Social Injustices (French)

Voir plus

Roundtable: Potential and challenges of AI for public administrations

Voir plus

4th Symposium Focused on the Implementation of a Decentralized Data Analysis Platform in Health and Social Services

Voir plus

Industry 4.0, the Future of Work & Skills

Voir plus

Conference: Is Consciousness a Correlate of Highly Sophisticated Intelligence?

Voir plus

Symposium: Training for Action in a Digital Context: KEY to post-COVID Recovery

Voir plus
Contact us

Suscribing Newsletter

Receive our latest news, upcoming events, news from our collaborators and more! (French version only avalaible)