Futures of Responsible and Inclusive AI

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Sidewalk Labs / 307

307 Lake Shore Boulevard East

Toronto, ON M5A 1C1

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Explore concerns & connect with informed individuals on the social impacts of AI

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Could the uptake of AI lead to greater levels of inequity?

Can we develop AI in ways that boost equity & opportunity?

As AI becomes increasingly embedded into our daily lives, how might we foster diversity & inclusion in its development & governance?

These questions are increasingly pressing, yet answers remain unclear.

November 6th | 5:30-8:30pm

307 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M5A 1C1

Guided by OCAD University Strategic Foresight & Innovation community.

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Montreal AI Ethics Institute is an international nonprofit think tank helping people build & navigate AI responsibly. Our mission is to help define humanity’s place in a world increasingly characterized and driven by algorithms. We do this by creating tangible and applied technical and policy research in the ethical, safe and inclusive development of AI.

Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) is a centre of excellence in design thinking, strategic foresight and social innovation in Toronto, Canada. sLab is a community of scholarly practitioners, design, business and policy professionals, leaders and learners, who are passionate about envisioning possible futures.

Facilitators :

Tania De Gasperis a multi-disciplinary designer and a member of the Adaptive Context Lab at OCAD University where she is completing her Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation. Her graduate work focuses on exploring an Agile AI Governance Framework for Socially Responsible, Complex Adaptive Systems. She is also a researcher and facilitator for the Montreal AI Ethics Institute. Tania is the Co-Founder of OUIO, a Futures-Driven Design Studio.

Chelsey Colbert is a privacy and AI lawyer at Fasken and is on an offsite work assignment at Sidewalk Labs. For the past year and a half, Chelsey has worked on Sidewalk Labs' privacy and data governance team, where she oversees privacy compliance with local and international privacy laws, has worked on the proposal for the Toronto project, and is developing Sidewalk Labs' approach to responsible AI.

Patrick Robinson is a social-minded design thinker. Working to elevate and activate a betterment agenda alongside educational leaders and professional associations; Patrick is an active member of APF the Association of Professional Futurists and the SDN the Service Design Network. Patrick has instructed at OCAD University, Humber College, George Brown College and is a past board member of the MIT Enterprise Forum.

Maggie Greyson is an Award Winning Designer and an Award Winning Futurist. Her work garners international attention for strategic communication and innovative storytelling methods. As a co-founder of Futures Present, she gets to help individuals, organizations, and governments to think long-term. She was previously the in-house futurist at Myant, Canada’s leading textile wearables and spent a decade designing for the stage. She has a Masters in Design Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD and a Bachelor in Design in Theatre from Concordia.

Roxanne Nicolussi is a freelance design strategist and researcher: studying behaviour and trends to help clients deliver innovative solutions. She is the founder of a design and research group, 5Y Impact Collective, that applies systems thinking, service design and community co-creation to solve (social) problems that matter. By day, you'll find her leading design research studies to better understand and improve user experiences for RBC Digital. By night, you'll find her taking on passion projects either alone or with her team of collaborators at 5Y Impact Collective and/or sharing knowledge at an event or a school.

Greg Van Alstyne is co-founding director of Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab), a centre of excellence in design thinking, strategic foresight and social innovation in Toronto, Canada. sLab is a community of scholarly practitioners, design, business and policy professionals, leaders and learners, who are passionate about envisioning possible futures.

Event Details:

We'll begin sharply at 5:30pm, with light refreshments, non-alcoholic drinks, pizza dinner including gluten-free & dairy-free options.

Attendees will be expected to participate in small groups and discuss various questions and themes.

Session Objectives:

  • Engage participants in an exercise of long-term thinking about emerging AI governance
  • Shift mindsets to understand how long-term planning can be used for considering social impact

Following the conclusion of this project, an email will be sent to the participants to see the results. The project will include a consolidated report of the canvases used during the workshop and any media captured.

NOTE: This event is being documented to be shared as part of a Major Research Project at OCAD University. This event is not affiliated with Sidewalk Labs and we welcome diverse perspectives .Your attendance indicates consent to photo documentation and a record of workshop results to be included. Workshop feedback will be evaluated securely and confidentially. Your images will not be used for any other purpose. You will have an option to opt out of the photography if preferred.

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