Join us on March 14, 2017 for a panel on the Hype & Hope of Artificial Intelligence. The panel will be held in the intimate setting of Massey College’s Upper Library. We will be joined by entrepreneurs from three artificial intelligence & machine learning start-ups. Each entrepreneur will respond to questions posed by the moderator, and there will be time for questions from the audience towards the end of the event.
The event is co-hosted by Katarina Neskovic of Massey Entrepreneurs, and Misha Boutilier & Peter Liu of Massey Talks. Our panel moderator for the evening will be Charu Jaiswal, a machine learning scientist at Peak Power. Full information about our three speakers is provided below. We hope that you will join us!
Benjamin Alarie is CEO of Blue J Legal and the Osler Chair in Business Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Professor Alarie researches and teaches in taxation law and judicial decision-making, and was awarded the Alan Mewett QC Prize for excellence in teaching by the law school’s graduating class of 2009. Before joining the Faculty of Law as a full-time professor in 2004, Professor Alarie completed graduate work in law at the Yale Law School and was a law clerk for Madam Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has dozens of academic publications, and his research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. He is a coauthor of several editions of a leading legal text on tax law, Canadian Income Tax Law, including the most recent 5th Edition (LexisNexis, 2015).
For over 20 years, Elizabeth Caley has been building and leading diverse teams in fast-growing technology companies. Elizabeth is Chief Operating Officer at Meta, an artificial intelligence company for the science. Meta is the first acquisition by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s philanthropy organization.
Prior to Meta, Elizabeth held executive roles at global software companies such as Microsoft, Hummingbird (OpenText), and Firmex. An active member of Canada’s technology & startup community, she regularly contributes as a coach, advisor, and speaker. Elizabeth has MBAs from University of Toronto & University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Xavier is the cofounder and CTO of Whirlscape, a Toronto-based startup that applies deep learning techniques to building consumer products. Their flagship product, Dango, understands the meaning of natural language to suggest relevant emoji, stickers and GIFs based on what you're writing. Xavier is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where Whirlscape was originally supported and incubated, and has a background in computer engineering, computer vision, and artificial intelligence.