Schedule at a glance

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION

October 21st, 2018

Reception at Shopify 18:00 – 20:00

Shopify, 150 Elgin, 8th Floor, Ottawa

18:00 Welcome
18:15 Panelists (introductions and discussion)
19:45 Networking session

October 22nd, 2018

Symposium at the University of Ottawa 8:00 – 16:45

STEM Complex, 150 Louis Pasteur, University of Ottawa
Room 224

8:00 – 8:30

Breakfast & Registration

8:30 – 8:50

Welcome and Introduction

8:50 – 9:00

Icebreaker

9:00 – 10:15

Probe 1: To what extent does the drive towards ever-increasing development of AI – as played out in realms of research and private-sector interests – displace traditional skills, knowledge and expertise? What impact does this have on current educational offerings? What societal safeguards might we need to create and implement in light of such a potentially radical disruption?

Panel: Chris Dede, Ian Kerr, James Barrat

Facilitator: Alastair Summerlee

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break / Networking Session

10:45 – 12:00

Probe 2: What are some of the current and potential benefits AI can bring to education? To what extent can educational institutions play a role in the harnessing of AI?

Panel: Alastair Summerlee, Mathew Mckean, Sofian Audry

Facilitator: Nevena Francetic

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:15

Probe 3: How might an ethically and morally-informed AI be conceived in a culturally diverse global context? How might we realize a more equitably-designed, developed and deployed AI in light of the rate and range of disruption some have forecast as inevitable?

Panel: Abhishek Gupta, Nevena Francetic, Stephen Downes and video clips of Timnit Gebru & Rediet Abebe

Facilitator: Tylor Burrows

14:15 – 15:15

Disruptive Dialogue & Key Takeaways

Facilitator: Chrystia Chudczak

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee Break / Networking Session

15:30 – 16:30

Disruptive Dialogue & Key Takeaways (continued)

Facilitator: Chrystia Chudczak

16:30 – 16:45

Closing Remarks: Stephen Downes