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AIOASM 2020 PROGRAM

Program schedule 2020*: engaging questions, interactive sessions with lots of Q&A time, world-class experts on critical questions about AI and the context in which it is set.

9:00 Opening address by Valentine Goddard. The Founding President of the AI on a Social Mission conference, a lawyer, inter-arts curator and United Nations expert on the ethical and social impact of AI, will make opening statements regarding the 2 day program geared towards achieving an inclusive and sustainable economic recovery that benefits all in the age of automation and knowledge-based economy.

9:30 AI AND THE FUTURE OF STORY. William Uricchio, founder of Open Doc Labs and Co-Creation Studios, professor of Comparative Media Studies, at the prestigious and avant-garde Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

10:30 AI REASONING WITH SMART AVATARS. Steve DiPaola, Director of IVizLab, Professor, Cognitive Science, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, Canada. This 3D reasoning Avator will challenge you on climate change. How can we use these "puppets" (using NeurIPS published research on empathy modelling to personality driven NLP) in the future for social good, wellness and SDGs?

10:55 International AI Intellectual Property Law and Policy: protecting and monetizing assets. Kimani Goddard PhD, Fellow, Maastricht University, WIPO Consultant IP Expert, Fellow, World Trade Institute, Switzerland.

11:45 AI & INCENTIVES FOR PUBLIC GOOD. Pioneer and award-winning, world renown Deep Learning professor Yoshua Bengio. AI systems are becoming more and more powerful, leading both to increasing opportunities for socially beneficial applications as well as for misuse which can harm individuals and society. What kind of governance and fiscal policies can help steer corporations towards the good side and avoid the bad one? This is an alignment problem similar to the one requiring us to design AI to match human values. What is the role of legal constraints vs fiscal incentives, thinking of corporations as learning agents? For incentives, we need metrics: are the indicators associated with the SGDs a good starting point? How do we avoid corporations overfitting the metrics? How do we make sure that the metrics reflect the future benefit or harm to society, including the current uncertainty about future values? How do we handle public goods, like knowledge and transparency, which are difficult to quantify?

Join us for an hour engaging Q&A with Yoshua Bengio!**

13:30 Isabelle Mashola, President, co-founder of isahit, a socially-oriented platform for outsourcing digital tasks, and AIOASM 2020 partner! Digital technology as an important vector of growth and development. isahit developed a solution to enable the greatest number of young talents, who have little or no means and opportunities, to train and connect to digital, through work and hands-on learning. isahit has been a member of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition since 2018, the global network of companies that create jobs for disadvantaged populations in decent working conditions. Together with AI Impact Alliance, we will announce an exciting partnership aimed at augmenting culturally diverse perspectives in AI.

14:00 EMPOWERING AFRICAN COUNTRIES FOR THRIVING DIGITAL FUTURES FOR ALL. Angeline Wairegi, PhD, Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), Kenya, will address the role of education, IP strategies in human rights and socio-economic development.

14:45 FOR A PROSPERE AND INCLUSIVE FUTURE OF EMPLOYMENT: Anticipating the Impact of AI on Skills. Audrey Murray, President of the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail (CPMT)

15:20 Pause. Free chat time. Tell us about your projects. Share resources, or ask where to find them!

15:30 Lightning Inspiration: Creative Explorations of Art in AI.

15h45 ARE YOU AUTOMATABLE? Research on the impact of automation by Trevor Quan, Senior Research Analyst, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC),

16h05 DATA WORKER: A GOOD DEAL FOR WHO? Kai-Hsin Hung, PhD candidate, Experienced coordinator in international socio-economic development, worker's right in a digital economy.

16:30 GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF AI ETHICS GUIDELINES: WHOSE VOICES ARE WE HEARING? Anna Jobin PhD, Researcher, Sciences and Technologies Studies Laboratory of University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

17:15 Day 1 closing remarks. Introducing Day 2's Program. Virtual 5@7 :-D

Day 2 November 20th

9:15 Greet guests. Coffee chat time.

9:30 OPENING ADDRESS by Foteini Agrafioti, Head of Borealis AI, CSO at RBC, Co-Chair of the AI Advisory Council of Canada, and Julien Valmary,Director of Granting and Strategic Initiatives at Conseil des arts de Montréal | 2018-19 Action Canada Fellow

9:45 AUGMENTING CITIZENS' VOICES WITH AI: DIALOGOS. Daniel Arancibia, Chief R&D Officer, Merlin Research, Fernanda Undurraga, Director of International Relations and Legal Affairs, FEF, Partners of AIOASM 2020.

10:15 YOUR FINANCIAL HEALTH INCREASED WITH AI. Annick Kwetcheu Gamo, founder and expert in financial education and health, introduces her start-up and her research on the use of AI to reduce the financial stress of Canadians.

10:40 MONETIZING GRASSROOTS PROJECTS. Kimani Goddard, PhD, Intellectual property presents her exciting new project! All start-ups and creative entrepreneurs must tune-in to this!

11:00 WHAT'S THIS NEW (Exciting!) GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP ON AI? Executive Director, Jacques Rajotte tells us about the countries committed to working together towards ethical and responsible AI.
11:30 AI FOR GOOD: MICROSOFT'S INITIATIVE TO EMPOWER THOSE WORKING AROUND THE WORLD TO SOLVE HUMANITARIAN ISSUES, ADVANCE GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY, AND AMPLIFY HUMAN CAPABILITY. Omar A. Rashid, Regional Business Lead, Government Industry, Microsoft.

12:05 Lunch chat. Join us for some lightening talks on AI for SDGs, AI Art. Meet Anne T. Griffin, Edith Sierra Montano, Laura Sanchez Fernandez. Share your projects. Networking!

13:00 ALGORITHMIC ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD: AI IN HUMAN RIGHT DOCUMENTARY CONTEXT. Steve DiPaola, Professor and artist, combining computer science, art and SDGs.

13:20 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND HUMAN STUPIDITY. Sandra Gaudenzi, PhD, Professor, world renown expert in interactive storytelling, University of Westminster of DisLab, UK.

14:00 ART AT THE FOREFRONT OF SOCIAL INNOVATION. Nathalie Bondil, Vice-President of the board, Canada Council for the Arts, world-renown and appreciated curator and museologist. France/QC.

14:40 AI AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY: AN OVERVIEW. Jean-Robert Bisaillon, analyst at Espace temps, researcher at LATICCE on the implications of recommendation systems in music, musician and activist.

15:00 POSTCOLONIAL INNOVATION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND IMPACT. Aishatu Gwadabe, Peace Innovator, Postcolonial Tech Ethnographer. Member of the global Leading with Artificial Intelligence Lab by the ITC of the ILO she created an AI solution to prevent violent conflict with African language technology.

15:15 ART + AI GAME: UTOPIA OR DYSTOPIA, YOUR CHOICE! Janet Rafner, Director of Learning at Science at home, Center for Hybrid Intelligence, Aarhus University, Denmark. ML supported image generation game for the public to use to create powerful, thought-provoking visions of utopia/dystopias we might end up in depending on the choice we make today.

15:30 EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION FOR INCLUSIVE INNOVATIVE ECONOMIES. Award-winning Kate Arthur, CEO, Kids Code Jeunesse.

15:50 AI HELPS HUMANS SEE. ART HELPS HUMANS SEE. A powerful combination of art and AI, a duo with Anirudh Koul, Pinterest AI &ML Lead, TedX speaker, Seeing AI founder, and Laurence Finet, Visual Artist who investigates the implications of AI through digital art.

16h10 POWER OF PURPOSEFUL EMPATHY FOR POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE. Anita Nowak, PhD, TedX Speaker. Social Impact Coach. Lecturer, McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management.

16:30 TIME FOR SOME PRIZES !! ALGORITHMICS PORTRAITS offered by Steve DiPAola.

*Subject to change without notice as some situations are out of our control. We thank you for your understanding.

**Remember to register in advance. *In gratitude for their support, AIOASM partners, donors to our non-profit initiative are given priority.