Agenda

8:00 AM THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019

BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

Location: APPEL Salon, Toronto Reference Library

8:45 AM WELCOMING REMARKS

Giuseppina D'Agostino, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School; Founder & Director, IP Osgoode

9:00 - 10:00 AM THE IMPORTANCE OF DATA TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AI.

What is data and why is big-data essential for the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning? Looking through the lenses of industry, legal practitioners and leaders in the scholarly community, this panel will set the stage for the sessions that follow by diving into the legal and technical aspects of Data & AI. 

Carole Piovesan, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Giuseppina D'Agostino, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School; Founder & Director, IP Osgoode

10:00 - 11:30 AM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AT A CROSSROAD 

With advancements in technology – especially within the field of artificial intelligence – intellectual property is at a crossroad. This panel considers how anticipated changes will impact patent and copyright laws in Canada, focusing on both practical and theoretical implications. Panelists will also explore whether intellectual property laws should offer protection to artificial intelligence works and inventions

Catherine Lacavera, Director of Intellectual Property, Litigation and Employment, Google Inc.

Maya Medeiros, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP

Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid Piovesan, Faculty Member and Lecturer, ONO Academic Law School and Fordham Law School

CHAIR:

David Vaver, Professor of IP Law, Osgoode Hall Law School

11:30 - 11:45 AM REFRESHMENTS
11:45 - 1:15 PM RESOLVING DATA BARRIERS

Many AI tools require access to an enormous amount of data in order to facilitate their development. That being said, the mere availability of data is not enough - good data is needed! Incomplete or biased data can exacerbate problems. Good data, however, might be subject to copyright, which may prove problematic: where an AI’s input infringes copyright, the output may follow suit. This panel will address the ways copyright laws might adapt in order to accommodate the needs of AI and discuss legal alternatives and exceptions, including fair dealing, sui generis AI legislation or carving out specific exceptions for data mining/AI training. 

Dave Green, Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft

Paul Gagnon, Legal Counsel, Element AI

Yuan Stevens, Researcher, Cyberjustice Laboratory (University of Montreal): Autonomy Through Cyberjustice Technologies (ACT) Project

Momim Malik, Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

CHAIR:

TBD

1:15 - 2:15 PM LUNCH & KEYNOTE SPEAKER - KANG LEE

Kang Lee, Professor, and Tier 1 CRC Chair in developmental neuroscience at the University of Toronto

"Affective Artificial Intelligence & Law: Opportunities, Applications, and Challenges” 

2:15 - 3:45 PM BIG DATA & HEALTH & SCIENCE

Governments, researchers, care providers and private industry all recognize the incredible potential big data has to help advance scientific knowledge and improve both healthcare service deliver and patient outcomes. Using big data in health and science can be a real challenge however. What data can we collect, who can we collect it from, and how can we understand and use it? 

Giuseppina D'Agostino, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School; Founder & Director, IP Osgoode

Victor Garcia, Managing Director & CEO, ABCLive Corporation

James  Elder, Professor at the Lassonde School of Engineering  & York Research Chair in Human and Computer Vision, York University

Ian Stedman, Fellow in AI Law & Ethics at SickKids' Centre for Computational Medicine

CHAIR:

TBD

3:45 - 5:15 PM WHAT MAKES A SMART CITY?

Sidewalk Toronto challenges us to consider what the role of government is in deciding how private sector actors can collect data in public spaces. What is the right way to balance concerns about consent and privacy against the broader interest in supporting innovation?

The Honourable Jeff Lehman, Mayor, City of Barrie

Vinery Mehta, Associate General Counsel, Alectra Inc.

John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada Inc

Natasha Tusikov, Assistant Professor, Dept. Social Science, York University; The City Institute at York University

CHAIR:

Aviv Gaon, Osgoode Hall Law School

 5:30 - 7:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS & COCKTAIL RECEPTION