ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION
OCTOBER 21, 2018: RECEPTION AT SHOPIFY, OTTAWA, ONTARIO 18:00 – 20:00 OCTOBER 22, 2018: SYMPOSIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA 8:00 – 16:45
Join us for a day of disruptive dialogue about Artiﬁcial Intelligence and 21st Century Education in Ottawa, an annual international symposium hosted by the University of Ottawa in collaboration with Carleton University, St. Paul University, Algonquin College, La Cité, and the Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pedagogique (CFORP).
EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A SYMPOSIUM ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Here is a sampling of some of the questions we will explore:
Technology is giving life the potential to ﬂourish like never before – or to self-destruct.
Future of Life Institute
The quote above perhaps best illustrates the two broad positions weighing-in on the overall impact Artificial Intelligence will have on our world.
On the one hand, there are those who believe that civilization faces profound and eminent dangers with the unfettered development of AI, leading to a situation in which its power will ultimately exceed our capacity to manage it, rendering humans incapable of directing and controlling it, thus leading to our ultimate downfall.
On the other – there are those who believe that AI will ultimately be driven by the needs of its designers and radically transform our world for the better. They believe that AI’s immense power will be contained and managed, unfolding within the parameters in which they were envisioned and programmed.
Obviously these two views characterize the polar extremes of the AI debate. While the E21 Symposium on Artificial Intelligence will sometimes refer to them as touchstones possibilities – the purpose of the Symposium is to critically explore the range of political, economic, legal, social, global and ethical implications – particularly as such technological developments will significantly impact on the educational arena writ large:
- The use of AI in the administrative and academic operations, raising questions about: individual privacy issues, consent of use of individual data, veracity of data and reliability of algorithms
- The education/training of AI professionals
- The preparation of the student body in general in adjusting to rapid changes in the workforce do to the exponential expansion of Artificial Intelligence.
Our goal then, is to encourage disruptive dialogue – to break conventional thinking and explore alternative ways of imagining, conceptualizing and conveying a wide-range of emerging and evolving questions pertaining to the broad cultural impact of artificial intelligence.
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