Summit: Socio-Cultural and Political Implications of Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:30 pm - Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

This two day Summit will showcase the research of the 2019 Global Engagement Seminar students. Interactive student exhibitions will be on display, inviting participation from the broader Waterloo community. We hope to engage in important conversations about the impacts of artificial intelligence, such as automation of jobs, corporate ownership, biases of algorithms and privacy concerns. The objective is to contribute towards the development of meaningful responses to timely global issues.

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The GES Program brings together students from across all six University faculties. It applies methods drawn from diverse disciplines to study global problems where politics, economics, science, philosophy, history, and technology intersect.

The Summit features keynote addresses by the 2019 Jarislowsky Fellows for the Global Engagement program:Mimi Onuoha, New Media Artist, and David Jones, Executive Producer / Principal Program Manager at Microsoft.

Read the full Summit program.