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Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, 6th Floor Auditorium
  • November 7, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Will artificial intelligence (AI) technologies help eradicate health inequities, or will they exacerbate them?

This priority research question is increasingly being posed, yet the answer remains unclear.

Please join us for this special event which will bring together three leading scholars in AI, public health, and responsible research and innovation to help to move this conversation forward.

Speakers include:

– Rumi Chunara, PhD, SM, Assistant Professor at New York University, jointly appointed at the Tandon School of Engineering (in Computer Science) and the College of Global Public Health (in Biostatistics/Epidemiology).

– Bernd Stahl, PhD, DSc, LLM, MPhil, MA, MSc, Professor of Critical Research in Technology and Director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

– Andreas Reis, PD, MD, MSc, Co-Lead of the Global Health Ethics Team in the Division of the Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Everyone is welcome, and registration is free. You may attend if you have not registered, but we ask that you please register to gauge numbers for catering.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Questions about the event can be directed to Professor Maxwell Smith (

Organized by Western University’s Health Ethics, Law, & Policy (HELP) Lab, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto