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The Path of Law, as Justice Holmes articulated in his seminal paper, is in constant development – like the development of a planet – each generation taking the necessary step forward. Advancements in AI promise to change our society in the years to come and will drastically affect every aspect of our legal norms. It is therefore crucial for us to confront the legal and ethical issues that these advance- ments will doubtless give rise to and to aspire to create guidelines to help us navigate the inevitable changes to our society. In this regard, we hope that Canada can provide a road map for the legal treatment of AI issues in several key areas.
Giuseppina D’Agostino, Founder & Director, IP Osgoode
Ian Kerr, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ethics Law and Technology, University of Ottawa
Ryan Calo, Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Law
Ronald Cohn, Chief Pediatrician, The Hospital for Sick Children
Deirdre K. Mulligan, Associate Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Future developments in the field of AI pose a challenge to intellectual property. The current legal regime does not offer protection for AI creations. Thus, registering AI patents and allocating copy- right protection for AI inventions and works is not yet possible. As a result, AI creations might fall under the public domain. We wish to address these concerns and to offer new insights and suggestions for the upcoming era.
Carys Craig, Associate Dean (Research & Institutional Relations) & Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Aviv Gaon, PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School
Maya Medeiros, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP
Dov Greenbaum, Director, Zvi Meitar Institute, IDC Herzliya
Alexandra George, Senior Lecturer, UNSW Sydney Law
Carole Piovesan, Associate, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Cybersecurity is quickly emerging as a crucial component of every nation's security efforts. Recent events around the world have proven the importance of developing the tools needed to face this challenge. AI poses both a risk and opportunity. This Panel will explore the possible changes in mod- ern cybersecurity warfare in the AI era. In doing so, it will bring to the table several experts in the field in an effort to shape a better government cybersecurity policy for the next generation.
Matthew Castel, Partner, Orion Legal Group and Logos LP
Roy Keidar, Special Counsel, Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm, formerly Israeli NSA Legal Advisor
Ann Cavoukian, Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence, at Ryerson University
Victor Garcia, Managing Director & CEO, ABCLive Corporation
Society is in crisis. The gap between the poor and the rich – whether in terms of age, income or skills – keeps widening as inequality grows markedly. Artificial Intelligence holds great potential for help- ing us to lessen these inequalities. While AI is often viewed as a threat to social justice, the opposite may in fact be true. Machine learning in language translation technology can collapse the barriers between third world countries and the West. Algorithmic decision-making can lessen the negative effects that bias has on minority groups. From transportation, healthcare and agriculture to sustaina- bility and governance - the positive applications of AI are unlimited in scope.
Bob Tarantino, PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School; Counsel, Dentons Canada LLP
Brandie M. Nonnecke, Research & Development Manager for CITRIS, UC Berkeley
David Lepofsky, Visiting Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Jutta Treviranus, Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and Professor, OCAD University
Guy Seidman, Professor, Radzyner School of Law, IDC Herzliya
Maura R Grossman, Research Professor, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo