Open Dialogue on AI: Join us for a Virtual Workshop!

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29 April 2021


13:00 - 15:30



Join us for a virtual workshop and tell us what you think about Artificial Intelligence (AI).  

As part of the Open Dialogue on AI in Canada organized by the Government of Canada’s Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence Public Awareness Working Group, the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology (OBVIA) is inviting its entire community, its partners and all citizens to take part in the virtual deliberation workshops organized by the OBVIA’s Deliberation function for Eastern Canada:

  • Friday, April 9, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and
  • Thursday, April 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Through these workshops, OBVIA and its partners want to give voice to citizens, listen to all stakeholders in the development of AI, and inform recommendations to the Government of Canada on how to boost public awareness of and foster trust in AI. The conversations will be grounded in an understanding of the technology, its potential uses, and its associated risks.

These two workshops will be held in French and will last approximately 2.5 hours. They are free of charge but capacity is limited to 100 people per workshop. Workshop participants are required to read the Deliberation Guide beforehand. Other workshops are organized for Western or Central Canada, in French and English.

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The International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology (OBVIA) is an open research network that brings together the expertise of more than 200 researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences, Health, and Science and Engineering. It is also an open space for discussion and reflection for all stakeholders in the development and use of AI and digital technology.

Centred around a critical interrogation of technological innovations, the Observatory’s mission is to address crucial issues and identify plausible solutions for the problems and opportunities stemming from the rise of AI and digital technology in Quebec and elsewhere in the world.

We want to help define the common good that should be pursued by these innovations, by producing knowledge or carrying out research-creation projects on their social impact and by calling on democratic institutions. Our work is part of a responsible innovation perspective.

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