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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — 7:00 PM GMT

Avi GoldfarbArtificial Intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life - driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know?

In his keynote lecture, Avi Goldfarb will recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. By doing so, he will lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs. The impact of AI will be profound, but the economic framework for understanding it is surprisingly simple.

Panelists:

Andrew Bailey: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) in the College of Arts at the University of Guelph. He is a member of The Guelph Centre for Advancing Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence.

Carla Fehr: Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo where she holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy.

Symposium Agenda

7:00pm - 7:10pm: Introduction

7:10pm - 8:00pm: Keynote Lecture by Avi Goldfarb

8:00pm - 9:00pm: Panel Discussion featuring Avi Goldfarb, Andrew Bailey and Carla Fehr, with moderation from CSG Executive Director Mark Sedra.

9:00pm - 10:00pm: Reception (Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks will be served)

Cost 
Purchase tickets ($15)
Location 
Balsillie School of International Affairs (Main Auditorium)

67 Erb Street West

Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2
Canada

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