Waterloo.AI Special Event: CascadAI Pancanadian Hybrid Conference on "The Way Forward is Responsible AI"Export this event to calendar

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 — 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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As more companies adopt algorithmic systems and incorporate artificial intelligence into their business plans, they stand to benefit from increased efficiency and powerful data insights. But too many companies lack a complete understanding of how the technology works and its potential risks.

Any algorithmic system can use data to replicate a quantifiable subset of the past, but by relying on data alone, it fails to capture what makes us qualitatively good humans. In many applications, that subset contains unacceptable human behavior, like sexism or racism, that may skew results or wrongfully influence outcomes, no matter how magical it appears on the surface. 

Attend CascadAI and Learn to Use AI Responsibly

CascadAI is a forum where companies can come together to engage in a respectful and open-minded fashion to understand social and ethical concerns associated with AI technology development and deployment. Attendees will learn about the potential ethical challenges of AI technology adoption within their organizations, share insights, and exchange best practices across industries. 

While many of the principles of Responsible AI translate universally across cultures, we understand that different cities and regions have unique technological, economic, and social needs that require a tailored approach. On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern University is partnering with several Canadian organizations across eight major cities to host a day of festivities dedicated to helping companies learn how to implement Responsible AI at CascadAI.

The event includes four main components that we’ll cover throughout the day with keynote speeches and workshops that will teach you how to: 

1. Consult your community to understand its needs and deficiencies.

2. Create a plan to begin incorporating Responsible AI into your organization.

3. Commit resources within your organization to execute the changes or steps necessary to make progress.

4. Communicate your progress with peers and at future CascadAI events around the world.


Agenda (EDT):

11:00 AM | Opening Words

11:20 AM | KEYNOTE: Human-Centered AI

12:20 PM | AI for Good

12:40 PM | AI Ethics and Responsible AI

1:05 PM | AI + EDI: Shaping the Future for All

1:30 PM | Break

2:00 PM | Why Context is Key for Responsible AI

2:30 PM | Responsible ML Solutions for North American Supply Chains

3:00 PM | Cooperative AI

3:30 PM | Bias and Fairness in AI Systems

4:00 PM | A Checklist for Choosing an AI Vendor

4:30 PM | Closing Words

5:30 PM | Physical Networking Event - Beertown Waterloo


Physical Networking Event Details:
Location: Beertown, Waterloo
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM EDT

Please reach out to Jacob Witmer at jacob.witmer@uwaterloo.ca if you are interested in attending the in-person networking part of the event at the Beertown in Waterloo. Since the Beertown Beer Garden has a limited capacity, it will be on a first to respond basis.


Register today for this hybrid event and learn how to use AI responsibly.

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