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
8:00 – 8:30
Breakfast & Registration
8:30 – 8:50
Welcome and Introduction
8:50 – 9:00
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?
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