Mind the Gap: Bridging Human Creativity and Machine Learning

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On Tuesday, May 11, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, the ISSP and the RCIS will host an expert panel discussion on AI and machine learning.

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On Tuesday, May 11, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, the ISSP and the RCIS will host an expert panel discussion on AI and machine learning.

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will lead some to question whether this statement still holds true. While computers have been used to assist with creative processes for some time, the creative input has largely been human. Nowadays, we’re training AI to write news articles, poems and novels, create paintings, produce video games and even compose music. Interest in machine learning will likely only increase as demand for fast, smart, original work - without the need for human endeavour and expense - rises.

Will AI and machine learning augment or replace human creativity? How do we teach creativity to the next generation in a world of AI and machine learning? And how do we ensure teaching creativity and innovation in this world remains inclusive?

Welcome Remarks

  • Prof. Monica Gatinger, Director, ISSP and Full Professor at the School of Political Studies, uOttawa


  • Denise Amyot, Chair of the Advisory Committee, ISSP, uOttawa and President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)


  • Prof. David Cropley, Professor of Engineering Innovation, University of South Australia
  • Prof. Matthew Guzdial, Assistant Professor, Computing Science, University of Alberta and CIFAR AI Chair
  • Dr. Val Walker, CEO, Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER)

Closing Remarks

  • Helle Tosine, Past Board Chair, Royal Canadian Institute for Science

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