Urban Space Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West
  • April 3, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Artificial intelligence (AI) brings fundamental change in our lives, affecting everything from business to government; working life to personal time. As increasingly sophisticated AI systems are created and used more widely, the effects on our health are unclear.

Effects on labour markets and employment are popular areas of public concern and debate, but the potential societal effects of AI extend more broadly. Questions have been raised about fundamental and complex topics such as algorithmic bias, transparency, governance, and inclusion.

This panel will examine diverse topics including ethics, policy-making and the health of our cities.

Our speakers will provide an overview of key AI concepts, their cross-cutting policy implications, and consider what health equity considerations we must undertake when thinking about the use of AI in the GTA.

• Alison Paprica – Vice-President, Health Strategy and Partnerships, Vector Institute
• Jennifer Gibson – Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
• Vass Bednar – Head of Public Policy, Delphia

Moderator: Kwame McKenzie – CEO, Wellesley Institute