AI Governance Conference (2018)



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Opening Remarks & Panel 1 - AI & Industry

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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

Panel 2 - IP & Commercialization - Policy Considerations

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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

Panel 3 - Cybersecurity and International Risks in the AI Era

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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

Panel 4 - AI for Social Good

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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