Date: 14 – 16 February 2023 | Location : Montreal / Zoom Events | Pre-registration
This symposium will address issues of AI normativity from a societal perspective. As AI expands, its economic potential grows and blind spots are revealed. Canada and many other countries around the world have made major investments to develop a competitive ecosystem, but the expected benefits for the economy and for the society are surrounded by risks: breach of personal information, discrimination, racist, social or gender bias, social control, loss of autonomy, etc. A worldwide awareness of the ethical, legal, and societal stakes has already led to the development of the first ethical frameworks and more than 200 guidelines, codes, frameworks or other ethical standards adopted by various stakeholders (governments, civil society, private companies).
The discussion of these questions and perspectives with researchers, practitioners and civil society actors will actively participate in enriching and rethinking the normative initiatives related to AI, for the benefit of society, groups and individuals.
Tuesday, February 14th
Session 1 - A Review of AI Ethics: Where Are We Now? What Should We Expect?
- Introductory remarks – Jocelyn Maclure (McGill University)
- The Algorithmic is Political – Annette Zimmermann (Université de York)
- Thin ethics for AI: Good engineers – Vincent C. Müller (Université technique d’Eindhoven)
- Between Ethics and Law : The Regulation of AI – Sandra Watcher (Université d’Oxford)
Wednesday, February 15th
9 a.m. / 12 p.m. 2 p.m. / 5 p.m. 6 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. Moderated by Marc-Antoine Dilhac (Université de Montréal), with : 9 a.m. / 11:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. / 3:30 p.m. Moderated by Karine Gentelet (Université du Québec en Outaouais), with : This project is financially supported by the following organizations:
Session 2 - The normative plurality of the legal approach
Session 3 - Governance, government and governmentality of and through AI
Session 4 - Public panel: From The Declaration of Principles to the Legal Framework: A Look Back at the Tools of AI Governance and Cocktail
Thursday, February 16th
Session 5 - Panel: What issues, problems and challenges with AI normative initiatives?
Carly King (Ada Lovelace)
Session 6 - Panel : Alternative perspectives on ethics and normativities in AI: for a «decolonized» and more «relational»AI
Virginia Dignum (Université d’Umeå)
9 a.m. / 12 p.m.
2 p.m. / 5 p.m.
6 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.
Moderated by Marc-Antoine Dilhac (Université de Montréal), with :
9 a.m. / 11:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. / 3:30 p.m.
Moderated by Karine Gentelet (Université du Québec en Outaouais), with :
This project is financially supported by the following organizations: